Myron Brinig Home

814 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Queen Anne style cottage built ca.1898


Myron Brinig Home

814 West Granite Street

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019



This one story Victorian miners cottage was the childhood home of novelist Myron Brinig. Brinig was born in Minneapolis and was brought to Butte as an infant. He left Butte at age 17 to study at New York University. After service in the Army, Brinig began a career as a novelist and ultimately published 21 of them. Brinig's works were often set in Butte which he fictionalized as "Silver Bow". Among the best known are Singermann (1929) in which Jewish storekeeper Moses Silvermann (based on Brinig's father) raises five sons in the copper-mining town of Silver Bow, Montana; Wide Open Town: A Novel (1931) a story of labor strife and love set in 1910 in fictional Silver Bow and This Man Is My Brother (1932) a sequel to Singermann in which Harry Singermann has consolidated four family stores into a very successful department store in downtown Silver Bow.


19th Century (37,747)
Built 1898 (674)
Built during 1890s (7,628)
House (27,621)
Montana (2,200)
Silver Bow County, Montana (359)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • July 11, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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