1904 Queen Anne – Butte, MT – $90,000

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Added to OHD on 2/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/14/19   -   8 Comments
1401 N Excelsior Ave, Butte, MT 59701

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Eloquent 5 room 1904 cottage style house. Brick exterior and interior features that are is a small version of a Queen Anne style house
Contact Details
Gary Shea, CENTURY 21 Shea Realty
(406) 723-5455
OHD Notes
"Gannon Residence: Home ownership symbolized independence and respectability when John and Rose Gannon constructed this five-room cottage circa 1904. A pared-down version of a high-style asymmetrical Queen Anne residence, the brick home represented a stake for thirty-six-year-old John Gannon, an oiler at the Diamond Mine. A 1900 report noted the construction of many such homes across Butte, asserting that the "pretty little cottages" provided "eloquent testimony to the improved morale of labor employed in the mines" and the miners' assimilation into civic and community life. The Gannons raised four children here, including daughter Rosemary, who continued to occupy the residence into the 1980s. A dedicated elementary school teacher and accomplished pianist, Rosemary typified the unsung women whose volunteer service sustained many community institutions. Her causes included the Big Butte Volunteer Fire Department, the Daughters of Isabella (a Catholic women's organization), and Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for women educators. In 1972 she received national recognition as an Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America for her distinguished service at Sherman School in Walkerville, where she taught 43 years."
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8 Comments on 1904 Queen Anne – Butte, MT – $90,000

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  1. Carolyn says: 237 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    What a cute little place. Removing the chain link fence would significantly improve the curb appeal.

  2. Wendy H. says: 8 comments

    Love those sweet original sconces!

  3. Jean Spencer says: 57 comments

    I can see why she lived there as long as possible. I love it when they show the furnace. Perhaps more important in Montana than elsewhere. New front door?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 425 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      Definitely a new front door (and jamb) — a Neo-Craftsman. Given that the Craftsman style came about as a reaction to the excesses of the preceding Victorian-era styles (including Queen Anne), it’s an unfortunate choice for this particular house. But it is a relatively easy fix; a more stylistically-compatible door could easily be found. Otherwise, this house is fantastic — especially the woodwork and original wall sconces. I love small houses with nice details!

  4. Carol Murray says: 11 comments

    Very charming! Butte is an interesting town too.

  5. Cate says: 112 comments
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    Milwaukee, WI

    If a fence is required, then a charming picket fence would suit. Don’t care for the front door, but that’s an easy fix. This home just needs a bit of TLC, and some pretty flowers/shrubs. It’s really adorable!

    • Doreen says: 205 comments

      I, also, thought the front door was out of place. That’s more of a “craftsman-era” door.

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