“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Anaconda in Deer Lodge County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

509 Chestnut

Goosetown Historic District

509 Chestnut Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2022
1. 509 Chestnut Marker
Inscription.  Rapidly increasing demand for copper ore in the 1890s brought an influx of more than 5,000 new residents to the Smelter City between 1890 and 1900. To house them all, a fleet of carpenters built hundreds of cottages and multi-family units. This brick boardinghouse, built in 1897, stands out from its Queen Anne cottage neighbors. The house’s hipped roof, wide fascia board, and segmental arch window frames reflect the Italianate style, popular in the West beginning in the 1870s. Advertisements for the rooms boasted electric lights and bathrooms, luxurious amenities at the time. Initially, working-class men and young families lived here. In 1900, smelterman J.C. Brennan and family and streetcar driver Michael Kilcoyne, his wife, children, and two brothers-in-law shared the house. By 1906, two women, fourteen smeltermen, and a policeman crowded into the residence. Grocer Marko Hotti, an immigrant from Albania, and his Czech wife, Louisa, lived here after 1924 and rented out rooms. Hotti’s Grocery was a fixture on Park Street until 1945. The house remained in the Hotti family through the 1990s.
Erected by
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
Montana Historical Society.
Topics and series. 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.
Location. 46° 7.498′ N, 112° 56.902′ W. Marker is in Anaconda, Montana, in Deer Lodge County. Marker is on Chestnut Street near East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 Chestnut Street, Anaconda MT 59711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wills Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); 321 East Third Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); MacCallum and Cloutier Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Thorsen Brothers Grocery (approx. ¼ mile away); Imperial Meat Market (approx. ¼ mile away); Barich Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Schmidt Plumbing (approx. ¼ mile away); 408 East Park Avenue (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaconda.
509 Chestnut Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2022
2. 509 Chestnut Residence and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2022, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from qualified purchases you make on Thank you.
Paid Advertisements

Dec. 4, 2023