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Hill City in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Von Woehrman Building

 
 
Von Woehrman Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
1. Von Woehrman Building Marker
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This building is listed on the National Register as the oldest commercial hand-hewn log building in continuous use in South Dakota. Built in 1885 by the German immigrant Camillo Von Woehrman as a saloon and sleeping quarters; in 1890 he began publishing the Harney Peak Mining News, a weekly paper, which he published for over 30 years. The building has survived 3 fires, two of which destroyed major portions of the town. The building had been stuccoed in the 1920’s and had served as a garage and fixit shop until the last fire. Since interior restoration it has been: a fly-tying shop, a book and gun shop, a book, gift and stained glass shop.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 43° 55.851′ N, 103° 34.549′ W. Marker is in Hill City, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 16/385) and McGregor Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the
Von Woehrman Building Marker (<i>tall view; mounted at northeast corner of the building</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
2. Von Woehrman Building Marker (tall view; mounted at northeast corner of the building)
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subject building, at the northeast corner of the building, near the intersection and facing McGregor Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Main Street, Hill City SD 57745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill City (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); BNSF Railroad Signal (about 600 feet away); Semaphore & Telegraph (about 800 feet away); Hill City Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Black Hills Central Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Steam Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Black Hills Central Railroad's Famous Engine #7 (approx. ¼ mile away); Not Just Any Old Railroad Line (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hill City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the wall, within a metal frame, behind a protective plexiglass cover.
 
Regarding Von Woehrman Building. National Register of Historic Places (1977). Building currently houses a restaurant.
 
Von Woehrman Building image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Larry Gertner
3. Von Woehrman Building
National Register of Historic Places
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Von Woehrman Building (<i>northeast corner view; marker visible, eye-level, front corner</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
4. Von Woehrman Building (northeast corner view; marker visible, eye-level, front corner)
Von Woehrman Building (<i>Main Street view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
5. Von Woehrman Building (Main Street view)
Von Woehrman Building (<i>north side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
6. Von Woehrman Building (north side view)
1885 Historic Building Interpretive Plaque (<i>also mounted on this building</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
7. 1885 Historic Building Interpretive Plaque (also mounted on this building)
This is the oldest hand-hewn log commercial building in South Dakota.

The log walls you see in today’s Desperados restaurant were set in place by Camillo Von Woehrmann back in 1885. He built the original structure as a saloon and sleeping quarters, then used it from 1890 to 1910 as the publishing office of his Harney Peak Mining News.

Back in the days of the gold rush, Hill City was known as “the town with a church on each end and a mile of hell in between.” (Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok may have raised a little hell in Hill City a time or two as well.)

The original log walls survived fires in 1891 and 1902, even though each destroyed major portions of Hill City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on August 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022