Paxson-Hoskins House

821 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Queen Anne style house built in 1890


Paxson-Hoskins House

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019



"In 1890, the sound of hammers echoed throughout Butte’s West Side, a result of the community’s phenomenal growth as it converted from a silver town to a copper metropolis. Butte grew over two hundred percent during the 1880s, and this home was one of many built to accommodate the newcomers, who numbered middle-class professionals as well as miners. Early residents included William and Christina Paxson, parents of well-known western painter Edgar S. Paxson, whose work includes six murals in the Montana state capitol building. William died at age eighty-three in 1908, and by 1910, the one-story, brick-veneered residence had become home to drugstore owner Charles Hoskins and his wife Mary Ann. The couple lived here with their children and a live-in servant until Charles’s death in 1934. Sometime between 1900 and 1916, owners added a large rear addition and a spacious front porch supported by Tuscan columns, a reflection of changing architectural taste. Fashion dictated classical simplicity rather than Queen Anne style excess after the turn of the century." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque


House (27,633)
Montana (2,200)
Silver Bow County, Montana (359)

Update Log 

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


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