Weather and time has taken its toll on Deadwood's historical buildings. Now, city officials are taking steps toward ensuring the future by preserving history.
The visitor center and public library have already undergone extensive roof repairs and restoration. But the improvements will not stop there. Next year, work will begin on the recreation center's window restoration and replacement project.
Kevin Kuchenbecker, Historic Preservation Officer for the city of Deadwood, says the improvements are an investment in the future of Deadwood. "Deadwood has always had a focus on preservation but the mayor is looking at it as a cost savings into the future, if we get our buildings now and we don't have any deferred maintenance we'll actually save us money in the long run," said Kuchenbecker.
Repair and restoration to the recreation center will be completed in June.