Filed Under Red Lodge

McCleary House

Hi-Bug Historic District

A four-square plan, tapered porch pillars, and flared overhanging eaves reflect the Craftsman style influence that affords this distinctive home a more modern appearance than its contemporary neighbors. Decorative cresting and leaded glass add exterior elegance while fine interior appointments include paneled oak pocket doors, Tuscan columns, an oak staircase, and decorative moldings. Businessman Frank McCleary, who served as assessor, state representative, and senator, built the home circa 1910 for his wife Ella and two children. In 1914, The Red Lodge Picket reported that a profusion of flowers and potted plants adorned the McCleary home as Ella, always a gracious hostess, entertained sixty ladies at a “floral whist party” followed by a midnight supper.


McLeary House, Red Lodge, MT
McLeary House, Red Lodge, MT View of facade Source: iPhone 8 image capture, jpeg Creator: Martha Kohl, photographer Date: May 2021
McCleary House
McCleary House McCleary House (PAc 91-51 Red Lodge/Hi-Bug HD R02 F22). Front view of the house, facing north to northeast near the intersection of 7th Street West and Word Avenue North. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: July/Aug. 1985


119 7th Street West, Red Lodge, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “McCleary House,” Historic Montana, accessed April 19, 2024,