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Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Paul Clark Home

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Paul Clark Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. Paul Clark Home Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
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Location. 46° 0.633′ N, 112° 32.975′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is at the intersection of South Excelsior Avenue and West Mercury Street, on the left when traveling north on South Excelsior Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 South Excelsior Avenue, Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 923 West Mercury (within shouting distance of this marker); Galbraith Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellis and Martha Passmore Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 100 South Excelsior (about 300 feet away); Forestell Flats (about 300 feet away); 815-817 West Mercury (about 400 feet away); W.A. Clark Carriage House (about 400 feet away); W.A. Clark Jr. Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Paul Clark Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. Paul Clark Home and Marker
The marker is on the foundation to the left of the steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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