J.L. Morris Building

135 W Broadway, Butte, MT

Two story Romanesque Revival style commercial building built in 1898


J. L. Morris Building Butte Montana

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019




"J.L. MORRIS BUILDING - Henry M. Patterson designed this residential building for J. L. Morris in 1898, replacing an earlier dwelling. A year later, Morris commissioned J. A. Riddell to add a storefront to the east at a cost of $9,000. Danish immigrant L. M. Brobeck rented the building in 1900, opened a grocery business on the ground floor, and lived upstairs with his family. The first floor, with its cast-iron storefront, reflects the 1899 commercial addition, while the upper floor displays Patterson’s lively creativity. Arches of quarry-faced stone, oriel windows, and decorative brickwork distinguish this pleasing building, which today continues its commercial function." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society Plaque

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • June 10, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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