House at 111 West Copper Street

111 W Copper Street, Butte, MT


House at 111 West Copper Street

Photo taken by David Jones in September 2019




"Built in the shadow of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company’s sprawling Original and Gagnon mines, boarding houses and apartments once crowded along this block. ... This shotgun style duplex, constructed in 1916, represents the last phase of Butte’s growth when housing was at a premium and copper miners had received a twenty-five cent per day pay raise. Buff-colored terra-cotta brick veneer with a striking, diamond-patterned, crenelated parapet and a two-story walk-up porch with simple wood railings make a visually stunning statement. A row of ornamental red brick above the doors and windows and quoin-like corners accent the buff-colored façade. By the 1920s, copper miner Albert L. Bush was the owner and ground floor occupant while Fannie Dreyfuss, widow of copper miner Julius, was his long-term upstairs tenant. An innovative roll-away bed stored beneath the adjacent bathroom floor slides out from a built-in buffet, maximizing the small second-floor living space." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society Plaque


Built 1916 (786)
Built during 1910s (8,811)
House (27,614)
Montana (2,197)
Silver Bow County, Montana (359)

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • June 11, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody
  • David Jones