Forestell Flats

Butte National Historic Landmark District

The impressive appearance of this 1906 bay-fronted multi-family dwelling, a common building type in early day Butte, reflects a compromise between the desire for a single-family home and the need for living space in this city bursting with inhabitants. Built at a cost of $7,000 by prolific westside builder/contractor William Robertson, the marvelous Romanesque Revival-inspired flats of frame and brick veneer feature stone lintels, Doric columns, rounded arches, and a second-story deck with balustrade. Prosperous attorney Lewis B. Forestell was an early resident and likely the building’s first owner.

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916 West Galena Street, Butte, Montana ~ Private