November Scavenger Hunt

Now for something completely different! We have some iconic buildings, be them good or bad, scattered throughout our State. To feature some of these buildings, I created a scavenger hunt with the assistance of some colleagues. The images below feature details/close-ups from some buildings with iconic or perhaps “unique” detailing or style. Take a look at the images, and post your guesses as to what buildings they are. Answers can be placed in the comments of this post (use the image captions/# to identify each image). Extra points for guessing the right building AND the architect!

Hint, they are taken from buildings in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Hopefully future editions can expand the scope a bit further to some of our other great communities.

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No. 12
No. 13
No. 14

If enough interest, we may be able to offer “prizes” in the future – other than satisfaction of having a keen eye for detail – so make sure you submit your guesses in the comments, regardless of if you think you’re right or not. Thanks for playing!

2 Replies to “November Scavenger Hunt”

  1. #1- Century Link/ Arch Inc. (facade)
    #2- State Pen? Schwartz?
    #3- Cathedral in SF? no idea.
    #4- no idea
    #5- don’t know
    #6- Security Bank, SF/ a Chicago firm?
    #7- Courthouse somewhere?
    #8- Clinic Building on Minnesota Ave in SF? Ward Whitwam maybe?
    #9- Now Great Western Bank, SF/ FGKB?
    #10- Restored house in SE SD? Can’t think of town…
    #11- what’s the big idea? some kind of trick, Chase?
    #12- Sanford Castle, SF/ AECOM?
    #13- WPAS, SF/ Schwartz
    #14- Alex Johnson lobby, RC?

  2. Nice work Keith – most of the ones you attempted are correct (I’ll let you know below). I honestly don’t know all the architects, just thought I’d throw that in there for funsies.

    #1- Correct on both
    #2- No. Clue: West River
    #3- No. Clue: East River
    #4- Clue: In a downtown
    #5- Clue: West River
    #6- Correct on building, honestly don’t know Architect (shame shame)
    #7- No. Clue: West River
    #8- Yes. Was a Spitz project I believe…
    #9- Yes. Don’t know architect (shame shame)
    #10- No. Clue: West River
    #11- I honestly thought I had a St. Joseph Cathedral one in here – this was probably it but got lost? Or maybe I just didn’t want to “end” on 13…
    #12- Yes.
    #13- Yes.
    #14- No, but I’ll give this one away for free – TSP Rapid City office ceiling…

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