“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

William Symons Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

William Symons Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. William Symons Residence Marker
Inscription.  A graceful rounded portico with Ionic columns and a central square bay with French doors highlight the perfect symmetry of this grand Classical Revival style residence of tan brick veneer and red sandstone trim. Elegant details include elaborate brackets, dentils, a round window, and full-width veranda. Classical harmony carries through to the interior in a perfectly symmetrical floorplan. Fine turn-of-the-century appointments include a dining room with the original leather-clad walls, inlaid oak flooring, and pocket doors throughout the first floor. Local contractor Byron Whitney built the home circa 1908 for the William Symons family. Symons, with his brother Harry, founded Butte’s premier department store in 1897. Wholesale grocer Charles Youlden was the next owner from the mid-1920s until his death in 1940. Among his many philanthropic and civic contributions, Youlden was the longtime director of the YMCA. The prestigious, well-maintained home remains a prominent Butte landmark and attractive neighborhood anchor.
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
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Location. 46° 0.769′ N, 112° 32.977′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on North Excelsior Avenue near West Broadway Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 North Excelsior Avenue, Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Gillie Home (a few steps from this marker); Hodgens/Ryan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry W. Turner House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 832 West Park (about 300 feet away); 827 West Park (about 300 feet away); 825 West Park (about 300 feet away); 823 West Park (about 400 feet away); 822-824 West Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
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2. William Symons Residence and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Feb. 27, 2024