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Talcott House

Livingston Westside Residential Historic District

Edward Talcott came West in 1883, settling in the newly platted town of Livingston. As the town grew, Talcott discovered his professional niche. By 1891, he had risen from manager of a mercantile to assistant cashier and then to president of the National Park Bank. Talcott served his adopted community well, both as an able financier persuading Eastern capitalists to invest in local concerns and as twice-elected mayor. This beautiful home, built on six city lots in 1903, reflects Talcott’s respected position in the community. A two-and-one-half-story pedimented entry porch accents the symmetry characteristic of the Colonial Revival style, while multi-paned windows, fanlights, denticulated eaves, and a second porch with upper-story balustrade add sophisticated elegance. The home today appears much as it did in 1903, maintaining its reputation as a “…center of gracious and refined hospitality.”


405 W. Lewis St., Livingston
405 W. Lewis St., Livingston Historic view of Talcott House, ca. 1903 Date: ca. 1903


220 South Yellowstone Street, Livingston, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Talcott House,” Historic Montana, accessed June 17, 2024,