(Former) Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation
Mr. Jim Wilson

“Deadwood, South Dakota is a National Historic
Landmark. One of the primary historic buildings is the
Adams Museum. Mr. Murtha was an essential part of the
design and construction management team that was
responsible for the expansion of space within the building.
Working within the rigid constraints provided by
historic preservation guidelines and the difficulty
of dealing with a symmetrical historic building, 
Mr. Murtha developed a design solution that
retained and enhanced the historic character of the
  while providing the museum staff and visitors with
the modern improvements and additional space that was 
required for continued operation.

Mr. Murtha has completed successfully a number of
historic rehabilitation projects in Deadwood and has
always completed projects on time and with the highest
degree of cooperation with both city and private
 He has had wide experience with historic preservation/
rehabilitation projects, has learned from past projects and is
willing to undertake unusual and challenging projects. I would
recommend him as an architect of any historic
preservation project.

Jim Wilson, (Former) Historic Preservation Officer