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Homestake Gold Mine: Mill Buildings

c. 1930s

Triple Train

c. 1900s

Main Street Snow Removal

c. 1940s

Lead Main Street

c. 1950s

Our Historic Preservation mission is to safeguard and celebrate important aspects of Lead’s history by providing awareness of the community’s built legacy through cultural heritage tourism, economic development and preservation.

DISCOVER LEAD

Founded in 1876, Lead, SD is a mile high, a mile wide and a mile deep.

Discover Lead’s storied and interesting past.

Historical Timeline

A successful mine for over 125 years, Homestake shaped Lead’s past.

Homestake Mine

Help us preserve Lead’s history by volunteering.

Get Involved

Discover Lead’s storied and interesting past.

A successful mine for over 125 years, Homestake shaped Lead’s past.

Help us preserve Lead’s history by volunteering.

walking tour

Go for a self-guided historic walking tour through Lead. Brochures can be picked up at any public site on the tour or download it here.

Historic

Opera House

Glover
House

Historic
Town Hall Inn

Historic

Opera House

Glover
House

Historic
Town Hall Inn

past & present

Lead has seen much change in the almost 150 years since its inception. Hover over the two photos below to see the transformation. Then, click the link at the bottom to see more past and present photos.

Lead has seen much change in the almost 150 years since its inception. Click the link at the bottom to see photos of our transformation.

Open Cut Area • c. 1918 |  2010

Lead Main Street • c. 1950s |  2010

Open Cut Area | c. 1918

Open Cut Area | c. 2010

Lead Main Street | c. 1950s

Lead Main Street | c. 2010

CONTACT

Lead Historic Preservation

Lead City Hall
801 W Main St
Lead, SD 57754
(605) 581-1401

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