James Heslet Residence

100 S Excelsior Street, Butte, MT

Classical Revival style house completed in 1920


James Heslet Residence

Photo taken by David Jones in September 2019




"The Classical Revival style is grandly expressed in this exemplary residence of high-fired tan brick, built between 1916 and 1920. A symmetrical façade with central porch, double entry doors, square brick columns, and a central gable over an extended bay achieve the rich harmony characteristic of this elegant, dignified style. The original owner was James Heslet, a longtime employee of copper king W. A. Clark. Heslet began his career as a teller with the Clark and Larabie Bank in 1889. By 1900, he had worked his way up to the prestigious position of assistant cashier with W. A. Clark & Bro. Bankers. Heslet remained thus employed until the mid-1930s when both he and his wife, Cora, were trustees for the Paul Clark Home. A butler’s pantry and servants’ quarters equipped with a call box to the dining room are evidence of the Heslets’ social status. The yard, of unusual size by Butte standards, is enclosed by a handsome wall of porphyry crowned with an iron railing." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society Plaque


Built 1920 (564)
Built during 1920s (8,267)
House (27,618)
Montana (2,200)
Silver Bow County, Montana (359)

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • June 11, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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