Copper King Mansion

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W. A. Clark Mansion
Copper King Mansion (Butte) 2002-05.jpg
Exterior view of Copper King Mansion from southwest, May 2002
Copper King Mansion is located in Montana
Copper King Mansion
Copper King Mansion is located in the United States
Copper King Mansion
Location219 W Granite, Butte, Montana
Coordinates46°0′52″N 112°32′21″W / 46.01444°N 112.53917°W / 46.01444; -112.53917Coordinates: 46°0′52″N 112°32′21″W / 46.01444°N 112.53917°W / 46.01444; -112.53917
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1884-1888
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Modern Elizabethan Architect = C.H.Brown
NRHP reference #70000366[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 1970

The Copper King Mansion,[2] also known as the W. A. Clark Mansion, is a 34-room residence of Romanesque Revival Victorian architecture that was built from 1884 to 1888 as the Butte, Montana, residence of William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's three famous Copper Kings. The home features fresco painted ceilings, elegant parquets of rare imported wood, gas and electric chandeliers, ornate hand-carved fireplaces and stairways, and stained-glass windows. The mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[3]

The Copper King Mansion has been privately owned, operated, and occupied by the Cote family since 1953. The home is operated as a bed and breakfast. Guided tours are available at 10am,12,2,and 3:30pm during the summer tourist season, or by appointment during the winter months. The home underwent restoration in 2012.

The building of the Copper King Mansion is described in the bestselling biography of Clark's daughter, Huguette, Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Copper King Mansion website
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places, Silver Bow County, Montana". Retrieved 2007-01-23.

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