720 Florida Street Project

The Centerville Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce the completion of our housing rehab project for the historic home located at 720 Florida Street, Centerville.  This century old home was formerly owned by Kyle Strand and was taken on as a project by the non-profit CDC in late 2011.


 This is a community-driven project that saw volunteer efforts from Centerville Development Corporation, the Centerville FFA chapter, the City of Centerville and several community members.  The Florida street home project was financed by Hanson Communications Inc. (Fort Randall Telephone) and the HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program, through the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, which includes a potential grant to reduce the costs to an income qualified homeowner.


The home, which was once considered for demolition, has been fully remodeled from top to bottom.  Improvements include:

·         New roof

·         Windows

·         Sheetrock and paint throughout interior

·         New, energy efficient furnace and central-air

·         New plumbing, wiring and light fixtures

·         New ½ bath on first floor and fully remodeled bath on second

·         New kitchen complete with new Energy Star appliances, cabinets and ceramic tile

·         New hardwood flooring in dining room and carpeting in living room


We are especially pleased at how this project turned out.  A special thanks to S & P Construction (Steve & Penny Schoepf) for their pride and workmanship in managing the construction. With Steve’s guidance, we were able to preserve the beautiful antique features including many of the leaded glass windows, cast iron furnace grates and essential historic character.


The CDC worked with USDA Rural Development to assure that the home meets their specification for their financing programs.  “In nearly every rural community like Centerville, housing plays such an important role in economic development,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks.  “The Centerville Development Corporation has taken a proactive approach toward solving a housing shortage and USDA is happy that we could help.”   The CDC is pleased to help potential homebuyers evaluate their financing options and has the assistance of the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership to provide homebuyer education.


To celebrate the completion of this project we will be holding a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, February 25th at 2:00 PM.  We will also have an open house on Saturday, February 22nd from 9 AM until noon and again on Saturday, March 1st, from 9 AM until noon.  All community members are welcome.  For more information please contact Bill Hansen at 201-7593 or billhansen@hcinet.net.  

Before and After Photos

Features of the 720 Florida Home:

Top to bottom remodel including:

All new windows (except where we preserved the leaded glass antique windows)

New roof and insulation.

New high efficiency furnace and AC.

New plumbing.

New electrical.

New exterior paint.

All new flooring throughout entire house including hickory hardwood in dining and kitchen.

New sheetrock in entire house.

New half bath added on first floor.

Completely redone full bath on second floor.


The house was originally built in 1913 and still contains all of its historic character.  Although completely remodeled from top to bottom, great care has been taken to preserve unique features of the house including its many leaded glass windows, wide baseboards with ornate corners and beautiful cast iron wall vents.  It is a one of a kind home that feels brand new inside...the best of both worlds!


Basic Stats on the House:

1133 Square Feet

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

HUGE double lot--plenty of room to add a large garage and spacious backyard.

Open concept main floor with high ceilings.

Galley kitchen with all new appliances and hickory hardwood floors.

Large yard with several mature trees.

Walking distance to school and downtown.


This house meets USDA Rural Development Standards and will be offered in a unique program to encourage young professionals and new families to purchase it.  Please contact Bill Hansen at 605-201-7593 or billhansen@hcinet.net for information on purchasing this beautiful historic home!

Contact Us:

City of Centerville
741 Main Street

Centerville, SD 57014

Phone: 605-563-2302

Email: cvillecity@hcinet.net

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