Carpenter Hotel aka Carpenter Building
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N 43° 32.703 W 096° 43.576
14T E 683684 N 4823856
Francis Carpenter built the downtown Carpenter Hotel in 1912.
Waymark Code: WMMMV
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 08/18/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 28

Originally constructed in 1912, the Carpenter was an important, thriving hotel for over five decades prior to conversion to a college dorm in the 1970's. It was virtually abandoned and the object of insensitive alteration, vandalism and decay for most of the 80's and 90's.

The Carpenter has now been restored to its original appearance. Working primarily from a historical photograph and utilizing information about construction techniques used in the early 1900's, designs were prepared and colors selected for each individual element of the facade.
Street address:
221 S. Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD USA

County / Borough / Parish: Minnehaha

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 01/01/2006 To: 12/31/2006

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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