Come See The Old Courthouse Museum In Sioux Falls SD!

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Real Estate Agent with Meritus Group Real Estate SD 14808

The first Minnehaha Courthouse was finished in 1893. Built by Wallace A. Dow it was said to be the largest courthouse between Chicago and Denver. The building is constructed of native Sioux Quartzite with slate stairs, granite pillars, stained glass windows and tiled fireplaces. Also notable is the 16 large murals painted by Ole Running between 1915-1917 for the sum of $500.00.

Used for county business until 1962 when it became too small it was turned into The Old Courthouse Museum in 1974. Today there are three levels open to the public where you can view the history of Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. The restored courtroom and the law library are also available for rent for special occasions. 

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Rosalie A. Evans                                                                      

HJN Team Real Estate

101 W. 69th St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Cell 605-366-7242

rosaliesellssiouxfalls@gmail.com

 

                                       

 

   

 

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Comments (2)

Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

What a magnificant building, Rosalie!  So glad your community turned it into a museum where it can still be used and appreciated by the public.  It has been over 30 years since I have been out your way.  I remember your zoo and the battleship South Dakota memorial.  Nice town!

Sep 07, 2011 03:08 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

Bruce- You must have gotten off on the 12th street exit! The Great Plains Zoo and the battleship are right there! You should see the zoo now there are even more animals then back then!

Sep 07, 2011 03:20 PM