Newton - McCrimmon House

317 West Broadway, Butte, MT

Description 

"Lively and diverse architectural styles distinguish this part of Butte, where grand residences built for prominent citizens intermingle with simpler homes, churches, and a few businesses. H. M. Patterson, author of some of Butte’s most captivating architecture, designed this noteworthy home circa 1896 for Montana Iron Works proprietor Thomas P. Newton. Newton moved to California after 1902 but maintained his business here for at least another decade. The next owner was physician and surgeon Dr. Frederick McCrimmon, who lived here until about 1918 with his wife Alice, their young son, and a servant. Joseph B. Parker, president of the Morelli Motor Company, was longtime owner and resident from at least 1929 until the 1950s. Original features include a beautiful turned balustrade, modified Corinthian columns, decorative pendants along the roof line, and mansard roof. Lovely curved glass highlights the bay window while the original front door, sidelights, and transom complement the entry. Although perhaps not as flamboyant as some of its neighbors, this home has its own distinctive elegance that emphasizes Patterson’s unique designs." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,522)
Built 1896 (591)
Built during 1890s (7,571)
House (27,432)
Montana (2,084)
Silver Bow County, Montana (310)

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody