Thursday, June 29, 2017

Moss Mansion Historic House Museum and Gardens


Moss Mansion Historic House Museum and gardens is located in Billings, Montana. The house was built in 1903 for the Moss family. They are the ones who developed Billings Light and Water Power Company. It was designed by renowned New York City architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh who also designed the original Waldorf Astoria. The cost to build it was $105,000 which was well above the national average of $5000. The red stone mansion has three stories as well as a basement and attached solarium. It's just as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside.

Admission to the museum will also allow visitors to tour the lovely gardens on the property. This is a popular site for weddings. It's certainly easy to see why.

The museum is open every day except Monday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Cost of admission is $12.00 for adults. Children five and under are admitted free.
 

14 comments:

  1. That was a fortune back then. Very unique looking house.

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  2. What a beautiful house. I love the solarium.

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    1. Kind of a unique thing - especially during those times.

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  3. quite a place. Need to add it to my growing list of places to see in Montana.

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    1. There are some really nice places in Montana!

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  4. Hi Sherry - it's not a very pretty house is it - very 'stolid' - but I'm sure full of wondrous things ... sounds like there was a lot of money floating around. I imagine beautiful gardens too ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Holy moley. I can't think of ever seeing a house like that made out of brick.

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  6. Looks fantastic. Can you imagine: no neighbors whatsoever and flowers aplenty.... Would be nice....

    Hello Sherry :)

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  7. Hi Sherry. I just took a tour of the house via Google Images! This place seems to be much more interesting for the architecture than the gardens.
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