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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Historic District - Employee Residence - 1934

Employee Residence - 1934
Employee Residence - 1934
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

This building is 100 yards (91m) W of the visitor center and across the parking lot. Built in 1934 of 2" by 4" wood framing and covered with yellow-tan stucco, this residence is similar in outward appearance to other Wind Cave buildings. The foundation is made of sandstone blocks from the nearby quarry.

Although interior modifications compromise the historic integrity of that part of the house, the historical image of the exterior is virtually unchanged.

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...