W.L. Dow (eBook)

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WallaceL. Dow’s enduring legacy is visible throughout Sioux Falls and across SouthDakota. His distinctive structures, whether civic buildings or privateresidences, are beholden to no single architectural style. A New Hampshirenative, Dow was brought to the Dakota Territory in the 1880s by GovernorNehemiah Ordway. Dow quickly established himself as the preeminent architect ofthe Dakota prairie, designing iconic structures like Sioux Falls Courthouse andthe penitentiary, as well as many beautiful private residences. Using localSioux quartzite, Dow’s buildings gave the emerging Dakota Territory anidentity. Yet the architect himself remains something of a mystery. Join authorand Dow documentarian Jennifer Dumke as she uncovers Dow’s story, recountingthe life and work of a true Sioux Falls original who left his mark statewide.

WallaceL. Dow’s enduring legacy is visible throughout Sioux Falls and across SouthDakota. His distinctive structures, whether civic buildings or privateresidences, are beholden to no single architectural style. A New Hampshirenative, Dow was brought to the Dakota Territory in the 1880s by GovernorNehemiah Ordway. Dow quickly established himself as the preeminent architect ofthe Dakota prairie, designing iconic structures like Sioux Falls Courthouse andthe penitentiary, as well as many beautiful private residences. Using localSioux quartzite, Dow’s buildings gave the emerging Dakota Territory anidentity. Yet the architect himself remains something of a mystery. Join authorand Dow documentarian Jennifer Dumke as she uncovers Dow’s story, recountingthe life and work of a true Sioux Falls original who left his mark statewide.


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