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Near Hamilton in Ravalli County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Daly Mansion

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
1. Daly Mansion Marker
Inscription. Riverside served as the summer residence of Margaret Daly, widow of copper magnate Marcus Daly, from its completion in 1910 until her death here in 1941. Daly himself had begun buying Bitterroot Valley land in 1887, eventually owning 28,000 acres. After Daly’s death in 1900, Mrs. Daly had Riverside constructed and managed local family properties and the family syndicate that oversaw Daly interests. This home is a unique Montana example of early-twentieth-century revival styles that successful capitalists used to display their wealth. Because the Panic of 1893 destroyed many mining-based fortunes here, and out-of-state investors financed later mining ventures, grand homes were a thing of Montana’s past by the time Mrs. Daly constructed Riverside. Missoula architect A. J. Gibson designed this house in the Georgian Revival style. Although comparatively restrained for mansions of this period, the house’s outstanding features include its monumental, classical portico, symmetrical façade, hipped roof, and balustrated roof deck. Today, the appearance of the interior decoration and professionally landscaped grounds is virtually unchanged from that of 1910.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Historical Markers
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
2. Daly Mansion and Marker
marker series.
 
Location. 46° 16.059′ N, 114° 8.565′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Montana, in Ravalli County. Marker can be reached from Eastside Highway (State Highway 269) near Stock Farm Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton MT 59840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hamilton Commercial Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 1.6 miles away); 337 West Main (approx. 1.7 miles away); Telephone Exchange (approx. 1.7 miles away); City Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); An Ancient Cultural Landscape (approx. 13½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .  Marcus Daly -- Wikipedia. The Anaconda began as a silver mine, but Daly's purchase was for the copper, found to be one of the largest deposits known at the time....The first couple hundred feet within the mine were rich in silver, and took a few years to exhaust. By that time, Butte's other silver mines were also playing out,.... Prices on surrounding properties dropped and Daly quietly purchased
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 11, 2018
3. Daly Mansion
them. Then he re-opened the Anaconda as a copper mine...
(Submitted on September 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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4. Daly Mansion
Marcus Daily (1841-1900) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
5. Marcus Daily (1841-1900)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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