Samuel Word House

407 E Cover Street, Virginia City, Montana


Samuel Word House

Photo taken by David Jones in August 2019




"A central stone room with an open fireplace is the oldest part of this dwelling, probably built by D. A. G. Floweree in 1864. By 1866, pioneer lawyer Samuel Word had expanded the house, adding several rooms, including the stone front section. The Joseph Trenerry family built a tall brick addition onto the low stone house in the 1890s and ran a hospital here. In 1947, fire destroyed the building’s brick and wood portions. The fire-damaged stone walls were restored and new additions compatible with the original sections were built in 1973-74 as a residence for Ford Bovey." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque


19th Century (37,832)
Built 1864 (236)
Built during 1860s (3,770)
House (27,649)
Madison County, Montana (92)
Montana (2,200)

Update Log 

  • September 6, 2019: New photos from David Jones
  • August 26, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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