De Smet in Kingsbury County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Waters Land & Loan Company
Through the years the building has housed many offices, including the Germania State Bank, Peoples State Bank, a doctors office and dental office. The building exchanged hands again in 1997, and after three years of extensive restoration, was opened as The Heritage House Bed and Breakfast.
The homesteaders on the Dakota prairies were warned it was going to be a hard winter. They had been told that every seventh winter was a hard winter and that at the end of three times seven years came the hardest winter of all. Pa was worried. The little claim shanty on the homestead was not strong enough to survive a hard winter. Pa decided to move the family into his store on Main Street. It was located at the corner of Calumet and Second Street. Ma could look out the kitchen window to the north and see vacant lots and the depot to the northeast.
Location. 44° 23.175′ N, 97° 32.937′ W. Marker is in De Smet, South Dakota, in Kingsbury County. Marker is at the intersection of Calumet Avenue SE and 2nd Street Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the southwest corner of the subject building, facing Calumet Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Calumet Avenue SE, De Smet SD 57231, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Couse Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingsbury County, S.D. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kingsbury County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); De Smet Forest / De Smet (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harvey Dunn, N.A. (approx. 8.3 miles away); KELO-Land Centennial Gold Rush (approx. 8.3 miles away); Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow (approx. 8.6 miles away); Manchester (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in De Smet.
Also see . . .
1. Virtual Tour of De Smet: Waters Land & Loan Company. Waters became an extensive land owner and was director of the De Smet National Bank. He also served as mayor several terms and in De Smet made many marked improvements to the town. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Heritage House Bed & Breakfast, built in 1888. This handsome two story building would come to house the Waters Land and Loan Co., the Abstract Company, and a year later the (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.