Forestell Flats

916 W Galena Street, Butte, MT


Street View 


"The impressive appearance of this 1906 bay-fronted multi-family dwelling, a common building type in early day Butte, reflects a compromise between the desire for a single-family home and the need for living space in this city bursting with inhabitants. Built at a cost of $7,000 by prolific westside builder/contractor William Robertson, the marvelous Romanesque Revival-inspired flats of frame and brick veneer feature stone lintels, Doric columns, rounded arches, and a second-story deck with balustrade. Prosperous attorney Lewis B. Forestell was an early resident and likely the building’s first owner." - NRHP/Montana Historical Society plaque

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2021: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark
  • August 13, 2019: Added by Richard Doody