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Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

923 West Mercury

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
923 West Mercury Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. 923 West Mercury Marker
Inscription.  In 1896, W. Mead Hanson departed Utah for Butte with his wife, Nellie, and their children. Leaving his job as mail clerk for a short-gauge railroad, the thirty-two-year-old Mead opened a cigar store in the Lewishon Building in the heart of Uptown. By 1900, the family had purchased this home, then a duplex. The Hansons lived on one side and rented the other to machinist Timothy Martin and his family including his wife, sister-in-law, two children, and a nursemaid. Only one other residence stood on the block, even though developers had started selling lots ten years earlier; construction had only just begun on the massive Paul Clark Home across the street. By 1916, the Hansons had converted the duplex into a single-family home and neighbors on both sides crowded their one-story, hipped-roof, four-square cottage. The couple remained in residence until Mead—by then working as an insurance agent—died in 1932. An unusual two-story outhouse—on site throughout the Hansons’ residency—still stood behind the home in 1957, a surprising remnant of an earlier time.
 
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This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 46° 0.65′ N, 112° 33.017′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Mercury Street near West Girard Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 923 West Mercury Street, 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. Paul Clark Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Forestell Flats (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 South Excelsior (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galbraith Residence (about 400 feet away); Evans Residence (about 400 feet away); W.A. Clark Carriage House (about 400 feet away); W.A. Clark Jr. Home (about 400 feet away); Ellis and Martha Passmore Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
923 West Mercury Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. 923 West Mercury Residence and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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