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Sanders Home

Helena Historic District

Frontier lawyer Wilbur Fisk Sanders established his reputation in 1863 by courageously prosecuting Virginia City’s most dangerous outlaws. A member of the first territorial legislature and Montana’s first United States senator, Sanders was renowned for his eloquent speeches, fiery wit, and passionate dedication to Montana’s welfare. Sanders’ wife Harriet, praised by Woman Suffrage Association president Susan B. Anthony for furthering women’s rights in Montana, proved a good match for her outspoken husband. The Sanders built an Italianate style residence here in 1875. Helena architects Paulsen and McConnell remodeled the home circa 1889, completely altering the square, two-story residence to its present appearance.


Sanders Home
Sanders Home Sanders Home (PAc 91-51 South Central Helena Roll05 F03). Front to side view of the house, facing northwest on 7th Avenue near the intersection of 7th Avenue and North Ewing Street. B&W. Source: Montana State Historic Preservation Office from the Photograph Archives at the Montana Historical Society Creator: Photographer unidentified Date: 1981


328 North Ewing Street, Helena, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Sanders Home,” Historic Montana, accessed March 2, 2024,