Sievers School

Northeast corner jct. 362nd Ave. and 170th St., Rockham, South Dakota


Sievers School

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Sievers School in Hillsdale Township, Faulk County, South Dakota is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C, as part of the multiple property submission, "Schools in South Dakota." The school is significant under Criterion A in the context of education, locally representing rural educational development and school establishment in South Dakota starting in the late nineteenth century and continuing into the twentieth century. Sievers School is also significant under Criterion C in the area of architecture, as an excellent local representative of an early rural schoolhouse construction-type built in South Dakota in the mid-1880s. This one-room school, constructed in 1886, is the only remaining example of a rural oneroom school in Hillsdale Township, and former Hope District No. 10, that retains its original location and materials.

Posted to the NRHP 2-25-2014

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2014: Added by Dave King