James Canty Residence

825 W Park Street, Butte, MT

Italianate house built circa 1893


James Canty Residence

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2018



This distinguished Victorian-era home, built circa 1893, was once the exact twin of its next door neighbor. Butte businessman James Canty, president of the Brownfield-Canty Carpet Company, lived in the home from 1897 to circa 1915. Canty’s business was one of the state’s largest dealers in furniture, carpets, stoves, and household furnishings. Attorney Joseph McCaffery, who owned the property in the 1920s, remodeled the front facade in 1922. Decorative window hoods set it apart from its neighbors while an elaborately corbeled chimney and richly patterned stained glass transom reflect vintage fashion. The Tuscan columns which support the porch are a feature particularly common to the homes along this block. Interior appointments include original cut glass chandeliers in the dining room and entry hall, parquet floors, and simple but refined fireplace and stairway finishings.


19th Century (37,340)
Built 1893 (594)
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