Phase II: So far, Phase II has produced a Draft Themes Document that interprets the development of Rapid City along the lines of “Environment,” “Government” “Economy” and “Building Community.” This document will shape the development of a master list of representative types of places throughout Rapid City that reflect key attributes about the history of our community.
Phase III: Phase II sets the stage for Phase III to occur in 2020-2021, where VPHS will conduct a Cultural Landscapes Survey and integrate all of the components from Phase I, II, and III into the City’s updated and finalized Historic Context Document and Comprehensive Preservation Plan.
The Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission thanks the South Dakota State Historical Society for their support of Picture Rapid City’s Past. Photos appearing on these pages are provided courtesy of the Journey Museum and Learning Center and Patrick Roseland’s private photo collection. Some of the text is based on “Images of America: Rapid City Historic Downtown Architecture,” written by Jean Kessloff, Adrienne Merola Kerst, and Pat Roseland and published by Arcadia Publishing.
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