Henry Jacobs House

201 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Victorian cottage built in brick about 1878

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Henry Jacobs House

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018

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Description 

Henry Jacobs Butte’s first mayor (1879), was a native of Baden, Germany. He immigrated to the American south at the age of nine, and fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Jacobs came to Montana in 1866, establishing his first clothing store in Diamond City, a gold-rush town in the Little Belt Mountains on Confederate Gulch north of Townsend. He located in Deer Lodge in 1869, and eventually moved to Butte in 1876 where he established the H. Jacobs and Company clothing store at the corner of Park and Main Streets.

Jacobs and his wife, Adele, completed this home,one of the first all brick house in Butte, about 1878. The wrap-around porch is an early, if not original element of the house; it was present in 1884. Mr. Jacobs served as a school trustee, an officer of the I.O.O.F., and president of the Hebrew Benevolent Association. Both Adele and Henry Jacobs are buried in Butte’s B’nai Israel Cemetery.

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19th Century (36,884)
Built 1878 (310)
Built during 1870s (4,896)
House (27,068)
Montana (1,617)
Silver Bow County, Montana (135)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody