315 W Broadway, Butte, MT
Queen Anne style Victorian house built in 1892
Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018
Judge John J. McHatton, his wife Rose, and son John Morier were the first residents in this home from 1895 to 1929. Judge McHatton had his home remodeled in 1905, adding the second and third stories and fine details. He was a prominent figure in the Butte community, one of Copper King F. Augustus Heinze's leading attorneys and chief counsel. This home was robbed in April of 1902 and, although much jewelry and a revolver stolen, the thieves failed to obtain a wallet which was present and known to contain $1200 in crisp bills. McHatton donated his entire law library of over 2000 volumes to the law school of Montana State University in 1914. He died in March 1944 in his Los Angeles home and was brought back to Butte and buried next to Rose.
- October 8, 2018: Added by Richard Doody