The writer in residence is located at 11 Lexington Terr in Walkerville, MT. Walkerville sits just above the uptown historic district of Butte, MT. It was once a bustling town of almost four thousand people now home to about 300 residents. The Alice mine in Walkerville harkens to the days before the mother lode of copper was found in Butte. There was silver, gold, zinc and lead pulled from the Alice and the town of Walkerville spang up around her. The houses are all built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The resident house is an 1891 miners four square cottage. The house is post and beam with a hip roof, there are three glassed in porches that surround the house on the north, east and south sides. These houses were built before plumbing and insulation. They sit on the unforgiving granite rock sometimes with no foundation at all.
Inside Dear Butte the cozy space is restored with it’s original douglas fir floors, gas heat, vintage Wedgewood gas stove and vintage refrigerator. There is a remodeled bathroom as well as a washer and dryer in the basement, a queen sized bed and lovely views. There are all the modern comforts in this charming home. I love working here and know you will as well.