Welcome to Clay County Historic Preservation Commission
The mission of the Clay County Historical Preservation Commission is to promote, advise, and educate residents of Clay County, SD about the importance of preserving historical sites by:
- Supporting owners of existing sites and identifying potential new historic sites and districts in Clay County.
- Holding open meetings and workshops to help residents learn about preservation of historic buildings including tax benefits.
- Publishing and disseminating information in booklets, tour guides, books, and on-line about preservation and historic sites.
- Collaborating with the Vermillion Historic Preservation Commission to help preserve historic sites.
YOU CAN HELP
The Clay County Historic Preservation Commission (CCHPC) is a county-wide organization dedicated to preserving our historic heritage.
CCHPC is seeking interested Clay County residents, especially those from outside of Vermillion, to serve on the Commission.
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March 13, 2023
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
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
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
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.