South Dakota's Old Governor's Mansion has found a new home and a new assignment.
South Dakota's Old Governor's Mansion has found a new
home and a new assignment. Built in 1937, close to the State Capitol in
Pierre, it was uprooted in 2003 when the state replaced it with a
73-room building on the same site. It was put on blocks for three years
outside the city, until a retired dentist bought it, moved it to Rapid
City, restored it and is renting it out as an event center. He held an
open house in July with live music, helicopter rides, a car show and
tours. For $20 people could wander the mansion's halls for a day
and contemplate its former glory.