Historic homes in Deadwood could soon be on the move - KOTA Territory News

Historic homes in Deadwood could soon be on the move


Two historic homes located on Main Street in Deadwood could soon be on the move.

Following a hearing last night, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission voted four to three to allow Optima LLC, owners of Cadillac Jacks, to move the Fountain House located at 370 Main Street and the Shea House at 366 Main. The Shea House was considered a non contributing resource and will be moved outside the historic district while the Fountain House will be moved, but stay in the district.

Kevin Kuchenbecker, with the Historic Preservation Commission, said while the homes have been approved to move there are still a few things that have to be done before everything happens.

"Both motions for approval had conditions or contingencies so those contingencies must be met," said Kuchenbecker. "It will go in front of the planning and zoning commission for set back reviews, neighbor works which is the local organization for affordable housing has to have board approval and development costs presented to the commission before the move can be done." The homes will be donated to Neighbor Works where they will be used as affordable work force housing.

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