Filed Under Anaconda

Fred Clark Residence

West Side Historic District

Anaconda’s elite began to build homes on the West Side in the 1890s, and this Queen Anne style mansion was one of the first to grace upper Locust Street. Built in 1894 for Fred Clark, librarian at the Hearst Free Public Library, the elegant residence boasted all the latest conveniences including steam heat and electric lights. Classical elements such as Tuscan columns and a gabled portico enrich the Queen Anne style so favored during the Victorian era. An octagonal tower, gabled dormers, and wraparound veranda with balconette above heighten the characteristic Queen Anne asymmetry, while granite-capped windows and decorative shingles add varied textures to the wall surfaces. Arched doors and windows showcase the skills of builder/contractor J. P. Dolan. Dolan, who was also a skilled mason, and his partner John Hamill were Anaconda’s leading contractors in the 1890s. Except for a 1990 addition sensitively designed to blend with the historic appearance, this West Side residence is a district centerpiece and one of Anaconda’s many well-preserved period homes.

Images

Fred Clark Residence
Fred Clark Residence View of facade Source: ExploreBig.org Creator: Joe Furshong Date: April 2019
Fred Clark Residence
Fred Clark Residence View of turret and corner porch detail Source: ExploreBig.org Creator: Joe Furshong Date: April 2019
Fred Clark Residence
Fred Clark Residence View of side elevation and turret Source: ExploreBig.org Creator: Joe Furshong Date: April 2019

Location

602 Locust Street, Anaconda, Montana | Private

Metadata

The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Fred Clark Residence,” Historic Montana, accessed March 5, 2024, https://historicmt.org/items/show/322.