Our historic building was originally built in 1912 and was initially used for a fruit and vegetables warehouse. It was also the first cold storage building in Rapid City. There were two 20 by 40 foot refrigeration rooms in the lower level. These rooms were cooled by filling a 3 foot diameter by 9 foot high cylinder with ice, which would melt and percolate into the ground. The walls of the refrigeration rooms were insulated with sawdust. To this day, you can still see the trap door that was used to lower the blocks of ice as well as the location of the freight elevator in our design room. This building is full of character! Even the original wood and brick used to construct this building are still present throughout. This unique building has been used as a warehouse for its entire life. It has held everything from fruits and vegetables to candies, tobacco, surplus supplies and furniture…and now FLOWERS!