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Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block

One of downtown’s oldest remaining commercial structures, the Peck-Norton-Murray Block was built for Norton and Murray’s carriage, buggy and farm implement dealership in 1887.


Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block

Many commercial and social uses occupied the building at various times. These include a public library (prior to the 1903 construction of the Carnegie Library), Sons of Norway Hall, the History Club, and Armory Hall. Early businesses were jewelry, men’s clothing, a billiards hall, paper hanger, and a shoemaker. This distinctive red brick building still has many of its original interior and exterior features. The building is included as a significant contributing structure in the 1994 Downtown Commercial Historic District.

1995 – prior to restoration


2003 – after restoration

Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block


The Peck-Norton-Murray building was designed by Wallace Dow, an influential and prolific local architect. Asher K. Pay, an art store owner, and Will A. Beach purchased the building in the late 1890’s. Mr. Beach founded the highly successful Beach Printing Company.

Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block

This three-story brick building is a good example of the Romanesque Revival style as applied to commercial architecture. It has a red brick façade which is richly detailed with rounded arches, ornate brickwork, and glazed terra cotta accents which is characteristic of the Romanesque Revival.


Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block

After years of neglect, the building has been restored to its original glory with the addition of state-of-the-art retail and office suites inside.


Sioux Falls, SD

Peck – Norton – Murray Block

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Peck, Norton, Murray Block  

Originally constructed in 1887, the Peck, Norton, Murray Block is one of the oldest surviving commercial structures in Sioux Falls.

Peck, Norton, Murray Block  

Originally constructed in 1887, the Peck, Norton, Murray Block is one of the oldest surviving commercial structures in Sioux Falls.

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