Statement from National Trust for Historic Preservation on Battle Mountain Sanitarium

Today, South Dakota’s Congressional delegation will visit Hot Springs to attend a public meeting focused on the future of the Battle Mountain Sanitarium in Hot Springs. The following statement was issued today by Barb Pahl of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

“For over 100 years, the Battle Mountain Sanitarium has provided first-class medical care to veterans in South Dakota and surrounding states,” said Barb Pahl Vice President of Western Field Services with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “In addition to meeting the medical needs of the region’s veterans, Battle Mountain is a center of community life in Hot Springs, a focal point of the local economy, and an architectural masterpiece that was recently named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. National Treasure designation means that the National Trust—the nation’s leading preservation organization—is committed to a long-term campaign to ensure that Battle Mountain’s historic buildings are rehabilitated and continue to meet the health care needs of veterans. We look forward to working on this important project with Senator Johnson, Senator Thune, Congresswoman Noem and our many local friends and allies in South Dakota.”

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Treasures campaign:

National Treasures are irreplaceable, critically threatened places across the country where the National Trust for Historic Preservation is making a deep organizational investment. Guided by more than 60 years of experience, we are taking direct action to protect these places and promote their history and significance, engaging local preservationists to help us advance the cause of preservation nationally.



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