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South Dakota Supreme Court




Location:  500 East Capitol Avenue / Nicollet Avenue

Built:  1905 – 1910

Style:  Greek Iconic

Architect:   Charles E Bell and Menno S Detwiler

Contractor:  Charles E Bell and Menno S Detwiler


Description:  The Supreme Court of South Dakota is located in the State Capitol. The building faces west and is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Pierre. The building is a three story structure with an exterior made of Marquette sandstone and Indiana Bedford limestone. The Supreme Court is located on the second story next to the main entrance door on the west side of the building. The chamber is decorated with mahogany wood and a painting by Charles Holoway “Mercy Of The Law” which presides over the court.


See:  The South Dakota Supreme Court is locate in Hughes County.




State Capitol – Pierre



Supreme Court Courtroom – Pierre









Photos taken 2010, 2015 and 2024