Our Featured Location today is an exquisite, historic mansion in Billings, Montana. Designed by New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, designer of the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels, the Moss Mansion features unrivaled craftsmanship and décor and has served as a film location for many productions, big and small.
Built in 1902, the Moss Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and once belonged to entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss and his family. In 1986, the Billings Preservation Society acquired the Moss red stone, three-story, English Renaissance mansion through a lease agreement with the family. The Mosses requested that the Society maintains the house to meet the requirements of the National Historic Home Register, in addition to making it available to the public.
The Moss Mansion's historic elegance and beauty has brought many photographers and filmmakers to its doors requesting to use the house as a film location. Among the productions filmed at the mansion are Son of the Morning Star (1991), Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), and more recently in 2014, Falcon Song. The mansion was also featured in A&E's America's Castles and in National Geographic's Guide to Great American Houses.
Being a historic home, it is not surprising to hear that the Moss Mansion may even be haunted. Rumors are that supernatural manifestations (but so far quite harmless) have graced the massive house, such as a female voice heard singing in the Billiards Room, unexplained shadows lurking in the lobby and foyer area, and ghostly figures walking down the central staircase.
PHOTO CREDITS: All photos via LocationsHub.com.