Foster-Lindsay House

831 W Granite Street, Butte, MT

Queen Anne style house built in 1891

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Foster-Lindsay House

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2019

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This Queen Anne style house was built in 1891 for J.M. Foster, who came to Butte in 1886 where he operated a large storage warehouse. Mr. Foster's daughter, Mabel Duffield Foster, was married to William A. Clark Jr. in this house on June 19, 1901.

"The Queen Anne style is beautifully interpreted in this Victorian era showpiece built circa 1891. The T-shaped residence features unusual elements including mock brick quoins at the corners and a large front window with an arched upper light of stained glass cutwork. The decorative bargeboard in the gable, common in early Carpenter Gothic styles on the frontier is unusual for 1890s Butte. After several other occupants, Judge John Lindsay settled into the home in 1908. Lindsay came to Butte in 1889 as private secretary and legal counsel to Marcus Daly. Lindsay's main task was examination of right-of-way titles for Daly's railroad ventures. Lindsay went into private practice three years later, served a term as district judge and returned to private practice until his retirement in the 1930s. Lindsay and his first wife, Cora, raised their three children here. She was bedridden after a stroke in 1916 and died in 1921. Lindsay later married Mrs. Kathryn Ryan. Widowed in 1943, Kathryn Lindsay remained in the home until her death in 1950." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

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19th Century (38,023)
Built 1891 (686)
Built during 1890s (7,668)
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Silver Bow County, Montana (362)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark
  • July 5, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • July 5, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

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