Volunteers Seek To Restore McGillycuddy House To 1887 State

Mar 24, 2014

The McGillycuddy House in Rapid City sits empty, with exterior evidence of reconstruction. It was built in 1887 by Valentine McGillycuddy, a contract surgeon with General George Crook, Indian agent at Pine Ridge, mayor of Rapid City, and dean of School of Mines and Technology.
With volunteer hours and donated materials and money, a group of preservationists has taken on the house as a project, planning to restore it as closely as possible to its original state. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks talks with Jean Kessloff, president of Historic Rapid City, about the dismantling of the house and what workers have found.