Preservation of historic buildings brings back memories [Rapid City Journal]
The Rapid City Journal ran a story about one of the RCPL’s programs in celebration of Historical Preservation Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.”
Lowry went to the Rapid City Public Library to reminisce about the old buildings she recalls. Jean Oleson-Kesslofff of Rapid City spoke to about a dozen people Thursday evening in the library’s Hoyt Meeting Room about the different styles of downtown Rapid City’s historic buildings and their changes through the years.
May is Historic Preservation Month, and Oleson-Kessloff spoke as part of a historic preservation celebration. She spoke passionately about the architecture of some of the earliest structures in Rapid City, those that have become landmarks and those that are no longer standing. She showed pictures of buildings, which included buildings for transportation, commerce, government, medical care and churches.
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Throughout our communities there are places you can go to learn about your local history. The Rapid City Public Library is one of them. You can go through our extensive South Dakota Collection, learn about your past in our Genealogy section or simply browse through out catalog for what you need.