Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
Ms. Mary Kopco, (Former) Director Adams Museum Board
150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732

“Lyle Murtha is an innovative architect who actually
pays attention to his client. He has an impeccable
reputation and is the only architect I am ever
willing to recommend

We hired his firm immediately and are delighted with the
functionality and the many creative architectural design
elements present in the building... We opened the
Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
(HARCC) on June 16, 2011 to great acclaim.

First and foremost, Lyle Murtha listens to what his 
client wants. He was always careful to make sure 
his designs were acceptable to the Adams’ 
board and in compliance with the stringent historic
preservation rules and regulations…

He had a far different challenge to turn the former
F. L. Thorpe Black Hills Gold Manufacturing Plan
into a state-of-the-art research and cultural center. His
creative design includes secure and climate-controlled
storage and processing spaces for the archival records,
a research area, offices, lecture hall plus classroom and 
meeting room spaces. The design functions just as we
hoped it would

Mary A. Kopco, (Former) Director Adams Museum Board