Filed Under Butte

Charles Walker Clark Mansion

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The eldest son of copper king William Clark built this twenty-six-room mansion for his bride, Katherine Quinn Roberts, in 1898. Massachusetts architect Will Aldrich reputedly modeled the residence after a French chateau the couple visited while honeymooning in Europe in 1896. The exterior features patterned brick enhanced by gray limestone, steep slate-covered roofs, and circular turrets. Yale-educated Charles spared no expense on details: exquisite stained glass, hand-painted wallpaper, a stately curved stairway, and the use of many kinds of rare woods reveal the work of talented craftsmen. The structure now serves Butte and Silver Bow County as a heritage museum and arts center.

Images

Charles Walker Clark Mansion
Charles Walker Clark Mansion Charles Walker Clark Mansion (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll25 F24). Front to side view of the house, facing northeast on the corner of West Broadway Street and North Washington Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
Charles Walker Clark Mansion
Charles Walker Clark Mansion Charles Walker Clark Mansion (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll25 F26). Front view of the house, facing north to northwest on West Broadway Street near the corner of West Broadway and North Washington Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981
Charles Walker Clark Mansion
Charles Walker Clark Mansion Charles Walker Clark Mansion, facing northeast, side/front view. Source: MontanaPictures.net Creator: MontanaPictures.net Date: June 2008

Location

321 West Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Charles Walker Clark Mansion,” Story of Butte, accessed April 17, 2024, https://storyofbutte.org/items/show/1886.