Hickok Hotel And Casino


60 Ton Chiller Installation


Historic Deadwood, SD

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  • HVAC
  • Mechanical Construction

Project Details

Rasmussen Mechanical Services was contracted to replace two old 30 ton chillers on the rooftop of the Hickok Hotel and Casino which was built in 1899. Following removal of the old units, one 60 ton Trane dual-circuit chiller and a new heat exchanger were craned up and installed. Rasmussen Mechanical also put up a new fire escape ladder for the hotel and worked with Deadwood Historic Society to ensure the project would meet all historical protection requirements. The entire project took just under a week to complete.

Fun Fact: In the background on the hillside is “Wild Bill Hickok’s” grave. Wild Bill was best known for his many famous gunfights as well as for his life on the frontier as a soldier, scout, lawman, gambler, showman, and actor. In 1876, Hickok was shot and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota. The hand of cards which he held at the time has become known as the dead man’s hand: a pair of black aces and a pair of eights.

Hickok Hotel and Casino 60 ton Chiller Replacement Outside of the Hickok hotel and casino in deadwood Wild Bill Hickok’s Mug Shot Who Died Playing Cards

Wild Bill memorial just outside of the hickok hotel and casino Wild Bills Death Chair inside the hickok hotel