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Mitchell building receives historic preservation grant

Historic preservation projects in various cities, including Mitchell, have recently received matching grants from the S.D. State Historical Society. In Mitchell, the Mitchell National Bank, built in 1907, was awarded $17,454 to repoint limestone ...

Historic preservation projects in various cities, including Mitchell, have recently received matching grants from the S.D. State Historical Society.

In Mitchell, the Mitchell National Bank, built in 1907, was awarded $17,454 to repoint limestone on the facade and replace missing corner block of classical pediment.

"This is the 18th year for this historic preservation grants program," said Jay D. Vogt, director of the State Historical Society. "In 2015 we awarded $113,744 between eight projects which will result in a total public-private investment of $297,162. this program is designed to encourage restoration or rehabilitation of historic properties and is one more way we can promote and protect our history and culture."

The grants are awarded through the State Historical Society's Deadwood Fund grant program. Funding for the program is from Deadwood Gaming revenue earmarked by state law for historic preservation projects throughout the state. The program is administered by the state Historic Preservation Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre.

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