Schimpf House

414 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Description 

"Butte’s architectural diversity is legendary, and this Mission style home adds to that reputation. The Mission style traces its roots to Hispanic California and in Montana, it most frequently appears in civic, rather than residential, buildings. Butte’s copper king W. A. Clark, for example, employed the style for his celebrated Columbia Gardens amusement park. This is Butte’s only residential example of the style. A stucco exterior; heavy, square columns; and a shaped parapet are the style’s hallmarks. Its rich interior features ceilings with exposed beams, inlaid floors, and oak, teak, and walnut woodwork. The original cloth tapestry wallpaper and an exquisite stained glass window grace the dining room. Arthur L. Schimpf acquired title of the property from the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company and built the home in 1908. Schimpf was the proprietor of the famous Atlantic Saloon, a Butte fixture that reputedly had the longest bar in the world. Longtime property owners Michael L. and Christy McGrath, also bar owners, brought an additional unique connection: Christy’s grandfather was once a bartender at the Atlantic Saloon." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

Built 1908 (869)
Built during 1900s (9,406)
House (27,520)
Montana (2,186)
Silver Bow County, Montana (358)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody