Sandstone Architecture of Hot Springs SD
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N 43° 26.119 W 103° 28.887
13T E 622897 N 4810277
Quick Description: The site of Hot Springs was occupied before white men ever came to the area by tribal peoples for the curative benefits of the mineral springs.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2006 8:43:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMKHV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
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Long Description:
the constant 87 - 98 degree waters became the basis for the resort town. Many bathhouses, sanitariums and luxurious hotels were built to host the thousandss of people visiting to bathe in or drink from the warm springs. One of the men who helped to build the town and ensure its growth was Fred T. Evans. In 1891-92 Mr. Evans built the Evans Hotel, the grand five-story structure that still stands as a centerpiece in town. The hotel had furnishings imported from Europe, electric lights and warm water piped in for steam heat and baths.
A piece of art itself, the building was constructed of pink sandstone mined four miles from town at Evans Quarry. Sandstone became the building block of Hot Springs coming in a variety of colors.
People still come to Hot Springs to swim in the very waters enjoyed at the turn of the century and to view the picturesque streetcapes of sandstone structures.
Marker Name: Sandstone Architecture of Hot Springs, SD

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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