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James Shields Residence - Anaconda, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 07.607 W 112° 57.248
12T E 349034 N 5109990
Quick Description: Of all the turn of the century chimneys we spied in Anaconda, this one has the most character.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 11:31:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMNK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
This Queen Anne Victorian House was designed for James Shields by Helena architect Noah J. McConnell and built by M.C. McSherry, a mason, of Butte, MT. It is an excellent example of this style. It has three patterned chimneys, all of brick, as is the house itself, with one having a much more decorative corbeled chimney pot than the others. Built in 1894, the house has stood the test of time quite well. The house stands at 420 Main Street, one block south of Kennedy Commons, the major downtown park in Anaconda.

Noah J. McConnell
Although Mr. McConnell did not reside in Anaconda, he frequently advertised his services in the Anaconda Standard between 1892 and 1895. He designed at least three documented buildings in Anaconda, in addition to a number of undocumented blocks and residences. Mr. McConnell came to Montana in 1886, forming a partnership with J. C. Paulsen in Helena. He designed numerous brick business blocks in Helena's historic downtown between 1886 and 1893. In addition, Mr. McConnell is credited with designing the famous Broadwater Natatorium at Colonel Charles Broadwater's resort west of Helena.
From the National Register Multiple Property Form


Private or Public Property?: Private Property

What material is it made from?: Bricks & Mortar

When was it made?: 1/1/1894

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 10 feet

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: house

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