Saint Peter's Grotto
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N 43° 43.631 W 097° 41.214
14T E 605758 N 4842410
Quick Description: St. Peter's Grotto in Farmer, SD
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2006 9:43:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMGB4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wilsonjw
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Long Description:
This grotto was designed and constructed in the period from 1926 to 1933 by Father Scheier to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Scheier made many trips to the Black Hills to select and purchase the special rocks he desired. Why he chose the Byzantine style of architecture is not known. The grotto became the spiritual focus of St. Peter's parish until the school was closed in 1959 and removed. The grotto was left unattended until its restoration in 2001.
Street address:
O.5 mi N of Chicago and North Western Railroad Tracks
Farmer, SD USA

County / Borough / Parish: Hanson

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Religion

Current function: Religion

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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