Prairie Homestead

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Prairie Homestead
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Prairie Homestead, 21070 South Dakota Highway 240 Interior, South Dakota, U.S.A. - located to the northeast of Badlands National Park
Prairie Homestead is located in South Dakota
Prairie Homestead
Prairie Homestead is located in the United States
Prairie Homestead
Location21070 South Dakota Highway 240
Nearest cityInterior, South Dakota
Coordinates43°48′04″N 101°54′23″W / 43.80111°N 101.90639°W / 43.80111; -101.90639Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 101°54′23″W / 43.80111°N 101.90639°W / 43.80111; -101.90639
Area100 acres (40 ha)
Built1909 (1909)
NRHP reference #74001891[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 11, 1974

The Prairie Homestead is a sod house located at 21070 South Dakota Highway 240 north of Interior, South Dakota.[2] The house was constructed by Ed Brown and his wife in 1909. The Browns built their home with sod bricks and topped it with a grass roof. Western South Dakota was one of the last regions of the state to be settled by homesteaders, and the house is now one of the few remaining sod homes in the state.[3] The home is now open to visitors for tours and houses farm animals and prairie dogs on its grounds.[4]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Getting Here". Prairie Homestead. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "About Us". Prairie Homestead. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Prairie Homestead". South Dakota Department of Tourism. Retrieved September 27, 2013.

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