Hennessy Mansion

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The original master of the house keeps an eye on the young.



Daniel J Hennessy was a wealthy businessman who owned a department store. He was a Democratic State Senator for the 10th District during 1889-92. He lived in Butte from 1850 – 1899.

The big perk of being successful in business is being able to build the home of your dreams, which Mr. Hennessy accomplished, building this glorious, roomy Victorian/late 1890s mansion.

It has three floors and a basement gym area, which has a staircase leading up to the first floor.

Mr. Hennessy believed in keeping in shape, and wanted the perk of having one in the comfort of his own home.

Over the years it was used as a private residence, a dormitory for nurses, and a fraternity house.



Over the years, D.J. Hennessy seemed to be hanging around his beloved mansion.

D.J. Hennessy as House Father

Keeping a fatherly eye on the young men and women who have used his dream mansion as a boarding facility and a fraternity over the years.

Perhaps he provides the same caring concern for whomever is living in his house.


The actual apparition or unseen presence of Daniel J Hennessy has been “encountered” in the basement gym, basement staircase and in the kitchen.

Other places within the mansion have also been graced with his unseen and seen presence, though not as often.


One can assume so, but don’t know for sure.

The mansion looks like it is once again is in private hands as there were no Greek letters on the outside of the mansion and the mansion is looking pretty sharp.



The Daniel J. Hennessy mansion can be found on the corner of Park Street and Excelsior Street in Butte.



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