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The story of Kleinschmidt House.
Kleinschmidt House is
located at 600 Harrison Street, Helena, Montana, which is west of
the main area of the town known as the old money section.
Theodore H. Kleinschmidt came to St.
Louis with the rest of his family from Prussia in 1843. They were
coming to America to join their father; however, he passed away the
day they left their native home. Theodore was raised by mother and
stepfather in St. Louis, Missouri.
He enlisted in the Civil War and after
the war headed west. He finally stopped in Helena, Montana and made
the town his home. Here he aided in developing the city and was
elected twice as the mayor of Helena.
Theodore married Mary M. Blattner in
1867. They had six children, one died during childhood.
Theodore had a desire to build a
mansion that would of course show his wealth and success. In 1892,
the home was complete and he and his family moved in which included
his wife, Mary, and their six children. The youngest child died
during childhood. Mary passed away in 1904.
The mansion was passed down to various
family members until it was finally sold to outsiders. During the
1980’s, the current owners bought the mansion. When realtors would
take prospective buyers to the mansion, they would explain they were
two entities living here. As far as anyone can tell, Mary and her
young son, still live in the mansion with the living. They do not
harm anyone; just go about their normal day-to-day life living in
the mansion they loved.
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