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Samuel T. Hauser House, 720 Madison Avenue, Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT



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HB743289

HB743290

HB743291

HB743292


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Item Title


Location
720 Madison Avenue, Helena, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-23
Building/structure dates: 1885 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Significance: Samuel T. Hauser went up the Missouri River in 1862, to the head of navigation, Ft. Benton, Montana, intending to cross from there to the gold fields in Idaho. Strikes at Gold Creek and Bannack in Montana caused him to change his plans, and he remained in the Territory to become one of its most prominent citizens. Banking, mining, railroads, smelting and livestock raising were among his interests. President Cleveland appointed Samuel T. Hauser as Terrritorial Governor of Montana in July, 1885. He was the first Montana Territorial Governor to be a resident of the Territory; his predecessors had been men from the States sent out to govern new area. He served until February, 1887. This residence of Samuel T. Hauser was completed about the time he took office, and was the scene of governmental social functions as well as private ones. Coincidentally, Mrs. S.T. Hauser, the wife of a man who was one of the developers of Montana, was the granddaughter of the sister of William Clark, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition that first opened the territory by its exploration.

Subjects
Banking
Religious Orders
Governors


Related Names
Paulsen & McConnell
DeHaas, John, Historian
Silverman, Eleni, Historian
Hunstman, Al, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SIDE (NORTH) ELEVATION AND REAR (WEST) ELEVATION
2. Photocopy of photograph (Original in collection of Historical Society of Montana) HALLWAY
3. Photocopy of photograph (Original in collection of Historical Society of Montana) VIEW THROUGH LIBRARY TO HALL ON RIGHT AND PARLOR IN LEFT BACKGROUND
4. Photocopy of photograph (Original in collection of Historical Society of Montana) GRAND RECEPTION ROOM


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