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Early Stone House Photo

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Earliest known photo of the Stone House, 1895. Copy in the White Swan Library files, courtesy of
the Montana Historical Society Collection.

Jump here to see photos of Edward and Evelyn Luce and Col Elwood Nye inside the Stone House.

Andrew Grover (man sitting on the porch steps), the first superintendent of Custer Battlefield, lived his first year at the battlefield in a tent. He, his wife, and two daughters endured rough conditions to take care of the cemetery. They quickly learned that they needed a better home.

That home would become known as the Stone House Ė a two story building complete with a front porch. The family moved in sometime during 1894. The public entered Groverís office through the left door. The door to the right led to the private quarters.

  

War Department Superintendent, Andrew Grover

Copy in the White Swan Library files, courtesy of
the Montana Historical Society Collection.

 

The Stone House hasnít changed much since 1894 as seen in the photo below. The left door is now a window. The public enters through the one remaining door. When you visit today, you wonít see the carriage house and breezeway connecting it to the Stone House as seen in the 1895 photo.

 

White Swan Memorial Library -- The Stone House, February 2005.  Photo courtesy Bob Reece

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