Offers made for historic Story Mansion in Bozeman


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Officials in Bozeman say four offers have been made on a 103-year-old mansion the city hopes to preserve.

The offers for Story Mansion are from the Bozeman Art Museum, Story Mansion Inn Group, Montana Center for Civics Engagement and Tree of Life Ministries. Officials say the offers range from $400,000 to $2.6 million. The Bozeman City Commission in April approved a plan to terminate a contract with a group that was in default and put the mansion on the open market. The city bought the property 10 years ago for $1.3 million, amid fears it would be torn down, and started operating it as a community center and park. The city completed some renovation work, but more remains.