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This 4-story house with 26 rooms was constructed in 1898 by Charles Clark, the oldest son of copper king W. A. Clark.

Charles married Katherine Roberts of Butte in 1896. After coming back from Europe for their honeymoon, they decided to erect the chateau. It was believed to be a French chateau that the couple saw in Europe. It was dismantled, shipped, and assembled in Montana. Another version of the chateau?s history is that it was inspired by a French chateau, which set the pattern for the couple?s own residence.

Over the years, the chateau?s numerous owners have slowly added to the mystery and rich stories that back up the structure, until, for the last time in 1976, the Butte-Silver Bow Bi-centennial Commission bought the Charlie Clark residence from the Fez Club. It was to be used as a cultural center for the citizens of Butte. Today, it houses 2 changing exhibits, 1 permanent collection, a sales gallery, and an interactive youth project room.
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