James H. Rowe Residence

817 W Broadway Street, Butte, MT


James H. Rowe Residence

Photo taken by David Jones in September 2019




"Butte real estate developer William V. Lawlor built this elegant home on speculation circa 1891. Hardware store owner Ras Rochester, who lived on this block, purchased the home from Lawlor in 1895. Neither of these early owners lived in the residence, however. James H. Rowe, who was in partnership with William Lawlor, moved into the home with his family in 1911. The longtime firm of Lawlor and Rowe dealt in real estate, fire insurance, and surety bonds. After her husbandís death, Mrs. Rowe remained here into the 1950s. The beautiful two-and-one-half-story Queen Anne style home features an unusual two-story octagonal front bay. Its pristine condition makes the Victorian-era home a particularly noteworthy component of this prestigious block of Broadway." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque


19th Century (37,641)
Built during 1890s (7,604)
House (27,520)
Montana (2,186)
Silver Bow County, Montana (358)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 13, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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