Rapid City, South Dakota

SDG Services
  • Preliminary Structural Evaluation
  • Due Diligence Review

Hotel Alex Johnson

SDG Performed a pre-purchase due diligence review of the historic 10 story 80 year old cast-in-place concrete hotel building.

Construction of the hotel began on August 19, 1927, just one day before work began on nearby Mount Rushmore. It was sold and renamed to the Sheraton-Johnson Hotel. Sheraton sold the hotel in 1965, and it regained its original name.

The Sheraton-Johnson Hotel is mentioned numerous times in dialogue in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film North by Northwest as the hotel where the mysterious George Kaplan will be staying. Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint stayed at the hotel while filming at nearby Mount Rushmore.