Frank Lynch Residence

635 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Description 

“For years, it has been almost impossible to accommodate all the people with comfortable houses or apartments,” a Butte newspaper reported in 1901. “The city is growing very fast, and the builders have all they can do to put up enough buildings to accommodate them all.” This block is a case in point: only two residences stood here in 1891, but almost every lot was filled by 1900. Saloon owner Frank Lynch and his wife Fannie were among those to have a home built for them here in the 1890s. Frank worked as a bartender in Butte as early as 1889; by 1896 he and his brother owned their own saloon, and Frank was prosperous enough to hire prominent Butte architect H. M. Patterson to design this one-and-one-half-story, brick-veneered residence. The charming Queen Anne style home features decorative shingles, multiple bay windows, turned porch supports, and stained glass. In back was a second small house—likely rented to relatives. The project was a small one for Patterson, whose designs include several grand commercial buildings on West Broadway." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,545)
Built during 1890s (7,589)
House (27,477)
Montana (2,141)
Silver Bow County, Montana (354)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody