AAA Editor Notes
Historic Adams House is at 22 Van Buren St. After local business leader W.E. Adams' death, his wife Mary closed up their 1892 Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion in 1936 and moved to California. Although she returned to visit, she never lived in the house again, and it remained virtually unchanged for the next 50 years. The restored home is now filled with original artifacts that reflect the upper-class lifestyle of turn-of-the-20th-century Deadwood and chronicle the city’s transition from a rough mining camp to a commercial center.