Copper King Mansion

Copper King Mansion

219 West Granite Street,Butte 59701,Butte Area,Silver Bow County

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The Copper King Mansion was built by William Clark, one of the world’s richest men. The 34 room home was constructed from 1884-1888 at a cost of $260,000, a significant amount of money at the time. In 1971 it was designated as a National Historic Place, and in 1972 it became the first home in Montana to be designated a Montana Historic Site. It is now the only privately owned mansion in the state that is accessible to the public.

As you step inside, you will see the intricately carved wood of the entryway. The hall and staircase present the work of the finest craftsman of the times. Panels of birds and flowers carved in the golden oak staircase represented all the nations of the world when the home was built. Other lavish touches include embellishments of bronze, silver, and copper on the walls, nine original fireplaces, French beveled glass, and Tiffany-style stained glass windows. The staircase landing surrounds a seven by thirteen-foot window. Parquet floors, hand-painted “fresco” ceilings, combed plaster-designed walls and nine different kinds of wood contribute to the opulence of the manor. Anticipating the arrival of electricity, Clark had all of the chandeliers

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