Rapid City's first City Hall, built in 1903, was nearly as humble as the early Rapid City it served. Just one story tall, built next to the alley, it served the needs of the small-but-growing city for a number of years. In addition to the city offices, this building also was home to the fire and police departments.
However, this citizens of this growing city made sure their civic centrepiece was impressive and well-built -- if not large. The structure has Colonial Revival influences, decorative brickwork at the cornice line and an ornate, central portico supported by Corinthian-style columns. It was so well built, in fact, that it still stands today, looking pretty much like it did when this photo was taken.