historic preservation


In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 2

Donovan Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics. It's a real estate and economic development consulting firm based in Washington D.C. He visits Vermillion for the Missouri Valley Historic Preservation Conference May 16 - 18, where he'll give the keynote speech. The conference is open to the public.


Liz Almlie, Historic Preservation Specialist for the South Dakota State Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Office discusses three South Dakota properties that were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The listed properties are the First National Bank, Freeman; Harmony Friends Church, Wessington Springs vicinity; and Terrace Park and Japanese Gardens, Sioux Falls.  The National Register is the official federal list of properties identified as important in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.

Victoria Wicks

If the Keystone XL pipeline is allowed to be built through Western South Dakota, TransCanada will dig a trench more than 300 miles long. The construction project is planned to go through territory occupied by indigenous people for thousands of years before settlers first arrived. As such, a tribal historic preservation officer says all tribes should be consulted.

Buffalo Ridge Resort

South Dakota has more than 6,700 buildings, structures, objects and sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Their historical and aesthetic value is easily understood, but is there any economic value to historic preservation? A recent study conducted by Rutgers University in collaboration with the State Historic Preservation Office of the South Dakota State Historical Society finds that it there are multi-million dollar economic and tax gains from historic preservation in the state. 

Mead Building Progress Pictures

Jun 3, 2014

The historic Mead Building was at one time the center of activity at the South Dakota Human Services Center. Replaced by modern facilities, the building fell into disrepair and was essentially abandoned. An effort to re-purpose the building  is underway. SDPB toured the site in August of 2013 and again in May of 2014.

Photos of the building are available on SDPB's Flickr photo site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdpb/sets/72157644989323372/