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Renovations start on historic Rapid City mansion

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Restoring a Rapid City with more than 100 years of history behind it is under way.

Windows and crumbling exterior walls will be the first step in the restoration process of the 1880s home built by former Rapid City Mayor Valentine McGillycuddy.

A group of historic preservation advocates is leading the project. The Historic Rapid City committee hopes to raise the back roof at least eight feet and eventually add a second story to the home.

Private donors are funding the restoration, which is expected to cost nearly $500,000.


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