Emmett Butler House

The Emmett Butler House is a historic house in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States. It was built in a simplified Colonial Revival mode in 1916 for Emmett Butler, a local leader and an executive in Minnesota's influential Butler Brothers Construction Company.[2] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 for its local significance in the themes of architecture and industry.[3] It was nominated as an example of the Colonial Revival houses built in Minnesota in the early 20th century and for its associations with Butler.[2]

Emmett Butler House
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The Emmett Butler House from the west
Emmett Butler House is located in Minnesota
Emmett Butler House
Emmett Butler House is located in the United States
Emmett Butler House
Location2530 3rd Avenue W., Hibbing, Minnesota
Coordinates47°25′14″N 92°56′39″W / 47.42056°N 92.94417°W / 47.42056; -92.94417Coordinates: 47°25′14″N 92°56′39″W / 47.42056°N 92.94417°W / 47.42056; -92.94417
AreaLess than one acre
Built byButler Brothers Construction Company
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.80004349[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 4, 1980

Butler Brothers Construction Company was responsible for many innovative mine structures on the Iron Range, and served as the contractor on numerous buildings including the Minnesota State Capitol.[2] Emmett Butler was the youngest male in a family of nine children. In his career with the company founded by his older brothers, he served as manager of their Mesabi Range mining operations, then general manager from 1927 to 1936, and ultimately president.[4] When the city of Hibbing relocated to allow the Hull–Rust–Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine to expand, Butler Brothers was closely involved not only in the frenzy of new construction but also in the politics of the deal, much of which was conducted in this house.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Skrief, Charles (1979-09-10). National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Butler, Emmett, House. National Park Service. Retrieved 2019-10-04. With two accompanying photos from 1979.
  3. ^ "Butler, Emmett, House". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  4. ^ "Butler Brothers Construction". Who Built Our Capitol?. Labor Education Service, University of Minnesota. 2017. Retrieved 2019-10-04.