535 Second Avenue
(1919): Frank Buttrey Home.
Frank Buttrey, a well-known Havre businessman, opened the Fair store
shortly after arriving with his wife, Jane, in 1902. The Fair later
gave way to the Buttrey Department Store. Mr. Buttrey was quite
diversified with his inventory and marketing, and soon Buttrey became
one of Montana’s empires. He also owned the second radio station in the
United States, now KFBB television station. He built this Colonial
Revival residence in 1919 and subsequent owners have kept the home true
to its original elegance. Their attention to detail earned them the 2001
Havre Historic Preservation Award.