Montana Governor's Residence
Former Montana Executive Mansion
|Location||6th Ave. and Ewing St., Helena, Montana|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architect||Hodgson, Stem, & Welter|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne|
|NRHP Reference #||70000357|
|Added to NRHP||April 28, 1970|
In 1913, the state of Montana acquired a mansion to serve as the official residence for the governor of Montana. The house and carriage house were built originally in 1888 by William Chessman. Between 1913 and 1959, it was home to nine Montana governors and their families.
Originally known as the William Chessman Mansion and after 1959 as the Governor's Old Mansion, it was built in 1888. It is in Queen Anne style, and was designed by the St. Paul, Minnesota, firm of Hodgson, Stem, & Welter. It is a three-story building built of pressed brick, terra cotta and stone. The interior has seven fireplaces and 20 rooms.
Current Governor's residence
The current Montana Governor's Residence is located at 2 Carson Helena, Montana. It began operation as the governor's residence in 1959, replacing the original governor’s mansion. The residence is a two-level steel and brick house located two blocks from the Montana State Capitol building.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "NRHP Inventory-Nomination: Former Montana Executive Mansion" (PDF). National Park Service. 1970. Accompanying photos, exterior and interior (see photo captions page of text document)