Neeley House

805 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Queen Anne style house built in 1898

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Neeley House

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019

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"Architect J. Roy McGlauflin designed this Queen Anne style home in 1898 during Butte's second building boom. Ornamental brackets beneath wide gable trim draw attention to the gable end, decorated with fish scale shingles. McGlauflin placed the kitchen of this two story home under a separate one-story roof, a common plan in the 1800s because it minimized fire risk. Bucket brigades could more easily reach a one story roof, perhaps saving the rest of the house in case of a kitchen fire such as the small one that occurred here in 1910. The stable that stood at the back of the lot in 1900 was converted to a garage by 1916. Stationary engineer Edward Neeley and his wife Petra moved from a modest hipped roof cottage in South Butte into this elegant clapboard residence in 1908. Edward did not have long to enjoy their new home; by 1910 , Petra was widowed and supporting herself and two children by renting rooms and providing meals to a teacher and the owner of a retail grocery. Petra continued operating her small boardinghouse until 1930." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

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19th Century (37,674)
Built 1898 (674)
Built during 1890s (7,611)
House (27,552)
Montana (2,191)
Silver Bow County, Montana (359)

Update Log 

  • July 9, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • July 9, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody