Post Office & Auditorium

Post Office & Auditorium (HM24Z2)

Location: Watertown, SD 57201 Codington County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 53.94', W 97° 6.9'

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(Watertown, South Dakota)

After years of renting spaces, the US Postal Service constructed the building on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue North in 1908 to 1909. By 1932, it was clear that the facilities were not adequate, which resulted in a well-blended addition. An entirely new building replaced this structure in 1976, leaving the original empty and its future unknown. As a way to protect it, listing on the National Register of Historic Places the same year encouraged recognition of its significance to the community.

The Works Progress Administration too, on the City Auditorium project in the late 1930s. It was constructed to include housing and facilities for the 34th Signal Corp with a garage for the Corp's trucks. The Watertown High School Arrow Basketball team played on the maple floor until the 1960s. Around the same time, the police department and city jail moved into the basement and stayed there until 1975. Many community events still take place at the auditorium.
HM NumberHM24Z2
Placed BySponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, a Preserve America grant, and the South Dakota State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 648827 N 4973459
Decimal Degrees44.89900000, -97.11500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.94', W 97° 6.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 56.4" N, 97° 6' 54" W
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Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Broadway, Watertown SD 57201, US
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