Atascadero Printery Foundation RECLAIMED
June 08, 2017
BENEFITING: Atascadero Printery Foundation
Thanks to the donors who made the RECLAIMING of the Atascadero Printery Building for the community of Atascadero. Please help us fund our efforts to RESTORE and REPURPOSE the building.
The Atascadero Printery Building has been a mainstay of life in Atascadero since 1914. It housed the largest rotogravure printing press west of the Mississippi and churned out prestigious publications like The Illustrated Review. It has since been used as a sherrif's substation, a junior college, a youth center, and a Masonic Lodge.
Damaged in the 2003 earthquake, today the building sits empty and deteriorating, its historic art and architecture crumbling before our eyes. The Atascadero Printery Foundation was formed by civic-minded individuals to acquire, restore, and maintain the Printery Building. We are also dedicated to make sure the building is used to benefit the local community - proposals include a performing arts center, youth art activities, and meeting space for non-profits.
The building is currently privately owned, but is in default on back taxes owed. The Atascadero Printery Foundation is working with city and county authorities to acquire the building, which would include raising the taxes owed of over $200,000. Please support us to save this beautiful, historic structure. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.