Filed Under Butte

Paul Clark Home

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The Associated Charities of Butte was organized during the late 1880s “to help the worthy poor to help themselves.” While the early group focused on distributing food and clothing to the needy, the children’s home at 542 Nevada soon became the pivot of its energies. The present facility was a gift from William A. Clark in memory of his fourteen-year-old son, Paul. Clark’s $20,000 gift was augmented by an additional $10,000, and the home, begun in 1899, opened in March of 1900. Facilities included an office, reception room, library, dining room, kitchen, baths, dormitories, industrial classrooms, a two ward-hospital, and a nursery. Another gift of W. A. Clark in 1907 allowed interior remodeling and added a third story, more than tripling the capacity to 100 children. The expansive, beautifully preserved Classical Revival style complex is now the Paul Clark Home/McDonald’s Family Place, which offers home-like accommodations for out-of-town families of hospitalized patients and out-patients.

Images

Paul Clark Home facade Source: Montana Historical Society Creator: Julian Boughton and Martha Kohl Date: July 2022
Paul Clark Home Paul Clark Home (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCA11 F26). Front to side view of the house, facing southwest on the corner of South Excelsior Avenue and West Mercury Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Chris Amos Date: 1984
Paul Clark Home Paul Clark Home (PAc 91-51 B1 RollCA11 F27). Side to front view of the house, facing south on West Mercury Street near the corner of West Mercury and South Excelsior Avenue. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Chris Amos Date: 1984

Location

207 South Excelsior Avenue, Butte, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Paul Clark Home,” Historic Montana, accessed November 28, 2022, https://historicmt.org/items/show/1916.