House at 834 West Quartz Street

834 W Quartz Street, Butte, MT

Description 

"As its population tripled in the 1890s, Butte began its transformation from a mining camp to a small city. The percentage of married men grew by 10 percent, and local builders worked busily to fulfill the increasing demand for single-family homes. Carpenter John Shackleton constructed several, almost identical cross-gable residences, including two on the 800 block of Broadway and one on this lot. Built in 1897, the two-story, wood-frame residence was home to Edward and Alice Holden in 1900. Edward worked as telegraph editor for the Butte Miner, a daily newspaper. Ella Heuser and her husband Edward, a drugstore owner, purchased the residence circa 1908, and were likely responsible for building the one-story rear addition. By 1920, the home belonged to Jacob and Cora Pincus. Jacob had a varied career as a jeweler, watchmaker, and tobacco merchant. While he was "industrious," "trustworthy," and one of the city's "most conservative and substantial" businessmen by his own account, others remembered him as a "black sheep… [who] never did anything right." The Pincuses lived here until Jacob's death in 1942." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Tags 

19th Century (37,522)
Built 1897 (503)
Built during 1890s (7,571)
House (27,432)
Montana (2,084)
Silver Bow County, Montana (310)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody