Filed Under Butte

James Ross Clark Residence

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The exceptional preservation of this very elegant home can be attributed to the meticulous care of its few long-term owners. Built circa 1886-1888, the first resident was James Ross Clark, brother of copper magnate W. A. Clark. By 1906, John MacGinniss, who married into the Clark family, lived in the home. He served one term as mayor of Butte from 1905 to 1907 and was president of the Silver Bow National Bank. MacGinniss’ daughter, Rosemary, and her husband, mining engineer William L. Creden, lived with the MacGinnisses. The Credens eventually assumed ownership and remained here until the Ducich family purchased the home in the early 1950s. An elaborate gate with paneled newel posts and turned balustrade, a graceful wraparound porch, a beautiful two-story oriel window on the rear façade, and decorative chimneys highlight this stunning example of Italianate style architecture. An authentic Tiffany window on the west façade confirms that the Clarks spared no expense in building this splendid residence.


James Ross Clark Residence
James Ross Clark Residence James Ross Clark Residence (PAc 91-51 B1 Roll15 F06). Front view of the house, facing north on West Broadway Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: Sept. 1981


309 West Broadway Street, Butte, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “James Ross Clark Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed July 12, 2024,