Raymond House

120 E Idaho Street, Virginia City, MT


Raymond House Virginia City Montana

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019




"Eighteen-year-old Winthrop Raymond arrived in Virginia City from Missouri in 1865. He and his brother, Hillhouse, began a business hauling wood and building materials. Winthrop built this home soon after, perhaps on speculation. First owner B. F. Christnof obtained a city deed in 1869, when the property was valued at $250. Christnof made a handsome profit when he sold out to Theodore Slosson for a whopping $1,000 in 1874. The following year, Winthrop Raymondís wife, Hannah Ellen, purchased the home. John S. Allen subsequently lived here from 1892 until 1931. The original building was ell-shaped, with intersecting gables and gingerbread latticework. Despite five additions, this historic home, with its lovely French windows, retains much of its 1860s appearance and well deserves significant status as one of Virginia Cityís oldest frame dwellings." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque


19th Century (37,641)
Built 1865 (307)
Built during 1860s (3,737)
House (27,520)
Madison County, Montana (92)
Montana (2,186)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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