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

Galbraith Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. Galbraith Residence Marker
Inscription.  A decorative iron fence symbolically separates this one-and-one-half-story brick residence from the street—reflecting the Victorian-era ideal of the home as a sanctuary removed from worldly bustle. Constructed between 1900 and 1908, the residence incorporated other Victorian-era influences as well, including a polygonal bay ornamented with decorative beveled-glass transoms above the bay windows. Among the home’s early residents were Dr. Archibald and Gertrude Galbraith, who lived here between 1908 and 1913, when Archibald died at age 36 of Bright’s disease. Archibald graduated from the Ontario Dental College in 1901, at the cusp of a new age in dentistry. An emphasis on preventing cavities by promoting oral hygiene, the introduction of Novocain, and new technologies such as high-speed electric drills are just a few of the changes Dr. Galbraith witnessed during his short practice. Unlike most married women of her generation, Gertrude continued to work as a milliner even after having children. In 1911, she ran her own hat shop on West Broadway, demonstrating a business acumen that would have served her well as a young widow.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWomen. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
 
Location. 46° 0.593′ N, 112° 32.996′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Silver Street near Girard Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 914 West Silver 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); 923 West Mercury (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellis and Martha Passmore Residence (about 500 feet away); 815-817 West Mercury (about 600 feet away); Forestell Flats (about 600 feet away); 100 South Excelsior (about 600 feet away); W.A. Clark Carriage House (about 600 feet away); W.A. Clark Jr. Home (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Additional keywords. dentistry
 
Galbraith Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. Galbraith Residence and Marker
Galbraith Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
3. Galbraith Residence
 
 
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 70 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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