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Forestell Flats

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The impressive appearance of this 1906 bay-fronted multi-family dwelling, a common building type in early day Butte, reflects a compromise between the desire for a single-family home and the need for living space in this city bursting with inhabitants. Built at a cost of $7,000 by prolific westside builder/contractor William Robertson, the marvelous Romanesque Revival-inspired flats of frame and brick veneer feature stone lintels, Doric columns, rounded arches, and a second-story deck with balustrade. Prosperous attorney Lewis B. Forestell was an early resident and likely the building’s first owner.


Forestell Flats
Forestell Flats Forestell Flats (PAc 91-51 B3 RollJK03 F12). Front to side view of the building, facing southwest on West Galena Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Jeff Kestle Date: 1984


916 West Galena Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Forestell Flats,” Story of Butte, accessed May 18, 2024,