John B. Leggat Residence

401 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Queen Anne style Victorian house built in 1897


John B. Leggat Residence

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018



This Queen Anne style, gabled and turreted home was built circa 1897 for mining engineer J. Benton Leggat. Bowed glass, a diamond-paned window, and dentils under all the eaves spark its distinctive personality. An 1890 graduate of Washington University, Leggat subsequently located in Butte where he operated numerous mining properties.

After Leggat left Butte in 1913, the next owner was Harry Byrne, Butte manager of the Paine Webber stock brokerage. A later longtime owner was Dr. Thomas J. Murray, who came to Butte in 1885 after proving his medical skills in the dangerous back-water swamps of Mississippi. Murray, who died in 1930, long operated a private hospital in Butte and was influential in securing legislation that created the state board of medical examiners.


19th Century (37,340)
Built 1897 (495)
Built during 1890s (7,475)
House (27,240)
Montana (1,652)
Silver Bow County, Montana (163)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody