The law library in the state Capitol is being restored to its original appearance, uncovering designs on its walls not seen in nearly a century.
Chief Justice David Gilbertson of the South Dakota Supreme Court, highlighted some of the changes Wednesday as work went on around him. The biggest change is that the shelves, which until recently were two stories high, will go back to one story, the way the shelves were in 1911.
The second story, or mezzanine, was added in the 1920s as more space was needed to store law books. Before the days of computers, any time a court handed down a decision, the decision had to be printed and stored in the library. Read the full article from Capital Journal here.