Green Front Boarding House

406 W Wallace Street, Virginia City, MT


Green Front Boarding House

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019




"These two adjoining log houses were probably built by Calvin Holly and William Douglas as dwellings in the late 1860s. By 1890, the two buildings were operated as “female boarding houses” or houses of prostitution run by madams Myrtle Butler and Pearl McGinnis. During the early years, this area was Virginia City’s thriving red-light district, but by the 1890s the Green Front was surrounded by Virginia City’s “China Town.” This building faced the Chinese Temple, which stood between the two trees across the street." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque


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Madison County, Montana (92)
Montana (2,191)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 26, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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