South Dakota Governor’s Mansion Uses Compact TRIAD Boilers
Triad’s design doesn’t discriminate – Republicans and Democrats will be equally comfortable!
When South Dakota became a state in 1889, it began a fifteen-year controversy over a permanent location for the state Capitol. In 1904 voters decided that Pierre would become the permanent seat of government so plans for a new Capitol building were approved.
Various structures served as the Governor’s Residence, the longest lasting from 1937 to 2003, which served as private living quarters and a public building for all South Dakota governors and their families. Because of severe infrastructure problems and outdated facilities, recently the Bureau of Administration and the Capitol Beautification Commission recommended that the Governor’s Residence be replaced with a new facility.
The former Residence was officially closed on November 3, 2003, and a collaborative effort began to design and construct the new Governor’s Residence. Under the supervision of the general contractor, Henry Carlson Company of Sioux Falls, hundreds of contractors and sub-contractors worked together to complete it by June of 2005.
Thousands of South Dakotans and numerous corporations from across the state contributed substantial amounts of money, products and services. As part of this project, Triad Boilers were chosen to provide comfort heating for the facility. Two Series 600 Space Heat boilers with natural gas PowerFlame X-burners firing at 600,000 btus are heating the entire facility. The compact footprint and rugged design were prefect for the cold South Dakota winters.
The new two-story residence measures 14,000 square feet and is located on the shores of Capitol Lake in the exact location as the previous Governor’s Residence. It not only serves as a private residence for governors and their families but also as a gubernatorial facility capable of hosting about 100 guests for public events.
The private side of the Governor’s Residence features offices for the governor and first lady, full living quarters, including a kitchen, living room, dining room, family room, and five family bedrooms. The grand dining room and the governor’s private office include fireplaces accented with rock blasted from Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills. The public side of the Governor’s Residence includes a grand dining hall, a commercial kitchen and cooking facilities, greeting area, and two staterooms or guest quarters.
The exterior of the Governor’s Residence is adorned with South Dakota field stone, while other portions of the exterior feature copper flashing, and South Dakota brick.
First Lady Linda Daugaard opened the public side of the Governor’s Mansion for summer tours in 2011. Since then, the Governor’s Mansion has hosted over 2,000 people from across the nation.”The Governor’s Mansion belongs to the people of South Dakota,” said Mrs. Daugaard. “We are honored to stay in such a beautiful home, and we want every South Dakotan to enjoy it.”