Ingalls House (De Smet, South Dakota)
|Location||210 3rd St. SW., De Smet, South Dakota|
|Area||0.1 acres (0.040 ha)|
|Built by||Ingalls, Charles Phillip|
|NRHP reference #||75001717|
|Added to NRHP||April 21, 1975|
After living in the surveyor's house in town in 1879-80 and then homsteading for several years, Charles Phillip Ingalls constructed this town house in 1887, and it was occupied by the family until 1928. It features many furnishings crafted by Mr. Ingalls. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society purchased the house in 1967 and opened it to the public the next year.
The bodies of Charles, Caroline, Mary, Carrie, and Grace Ingalls, and the unnamed infant son of Laura and Almanzo Wilder are buried nearby in the De Smet Cemetery a little over a mile away.
When the Ingalls lived there, fruit trees filled up the back yard and a vegetable garden was in the adjacent lot. Also a barn and a sand-point pump were in constant use.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Paul Putz; Mrs. Dannenbring (February 3, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ingalls House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved November 22, 2017. With photo from 1972.
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