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March 13, 2023

USD’s Julian and Brookman Halls and Julian Addition Are No More

Late last year dormitories Julian Hall, Julian Hall Addition, and Brookman Hall were torn down. Although Julian Hall and Julian Hall Addition were not used as […]
February 25, 2023

Preservation Awards: 2022

On November 2022, the Clay County Preservation Commission awarded several individuals and an organization for preservation of a structure and documentation and advocacy of preservation.
January 18, 2022

Preservation Awards 2021

An in-person Preservation Awards ceremony was held on November 17, 2021, at a noon Rotary meeting. There CCHPC board member presented awards to individuals for preserving […]
January 28, 2021

Restoring the Thompson House Fireplace at the W. H. Over Museum

On September 2020 the Thompson house (also known as the “Pink” house) located at 403 East Main Street in Vermillion, SD was demolished. Prior to that, with the permission of the USD Foundation who owned the building, members of the W. H. Over Museum removed items that are being used to construct a new exhibit at the Over. The new booklet gives a brief history of the building and an in-depth description how the magnificent fireplace from the Thompson house was reassembled at the Over as part of the new exhibit.