Butte: The Copper King Mansion

W.A. Clark needed the finest house in town, particularly as he began to seek political office. From 1884 to 1888, he supervised every detail of the construction of a thirty-four-room red-brick Victorian mansion with a steeply sloping French mansard roof and dormer windows. Woodwork in the Clark home was of fine oak, Cuban mahogany, sycamore, bird's-eye maple, and rosewood. Plaster was painted in swirls of gold in the entryway, bronze in the octagonal reception room, silver in the dining room, and copper in the billiard room. Now Butte's Copper King Mansion bed and breakfast at 219 West Granite Street in Butte, it offers daily tours of the home.