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EDGEMONT | An Edgemont home that was built around 1900 was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places

The Arthur and Ellen Colgan House, located at 407 Third St., was listed for its architectural significance, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Kate Nelson, restoration specialist for the historical society, said the home's look represents a transition between the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. The Queen Anne style was popular in America between 1880 and 1910.

According to the National Park Service, it evolved out of the Colonial Revival style and was imported by English architects "who were inspired by the half-timbered walls and patterned masonry of Medieval and Jacobean style-buildings."

The Colgan House features a wraparound porch with pedimented entries, cottage windows with leaded glass in a diamond and oval design, and a three-sided bay window with decorative sawtooth woodwork.

Nelson said the home is currently vacant, but the owners are planning on restoring it. She did not know their names. 

The Colgan House is the second building in Edgemont to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Bartlett-Myers Building, 506 1/2 Second Ave., is also listed on the register. 

In addition to buildings, the federal list includes districts, sites, structures and other objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering or culture.

Properties that are at least 50 years old can be nominated for the list, Nelson said, and getting approval can take anywhere from a year to 18 months. 

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