SOUTHERN TELLER COUNTY FOCUS GROUP CORPORATION's Fundraiser:

Victor Miners Union Hall Benefit

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THE STORY:

The historic 1901 Miners' Union Hall in Victor Colorado was struck by lightning on July 26, 2014. The resulting fire nearly destroyed the building. Donations are needed to provide funds to save the building. The owner is investigating the possible retention of as much of the walls and building as possible but due to costs of demolition and cleanup, she is seeking assistance.

At the end of 2014, the walls have been rebricked and capped, roof debris has been removed from the interior. Engineering reports on roof installation and stabilization of floor joists is pending.

 The hall was dedicated in March, 1901. The Victor Miners' hall was a center of local educational, social and political life for the whole community. The hall was the site of a major confrontation between mine owners, the Western Federation of Miners, and the state militia in the climax of the 1903-1904 Cripple Creek Strike. Bullet holes can still be seen on the building's facade from the battle.

The current owner of the building started the loving process of stabilizing the building, with a new roof, and other improvements. The Victor "facade squad" helped out by painting the front exterior. The July 26 fire destroyed much of this work, but also provided an opportunity to begin again to stabilize the exterior walls and return the building to a beneficial use. The owner did not have insurance on the building and contents. The initial cost estimates for all possible scenarios from total demolition and clean up to restoration range from $115,000 to $1,000,000.

The Southern Teller County Focus Group is a non-profit organization formed to promote historic preservation and education about mining in the Cripple Creek Mining District. The Focus Group is serving as the fiscal agent for this fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Miners Union Hall. Information on the Focus Group can be found at http://www.victorcolorado.com/stcfg.htm. Donations made to the STCFG are tax deductible to the extent of the law and all donors need to check with their tax officials to be sure of the limits of deductions allowed. All donations via check, to be eligible for tax deductions, must be made to the STCFG, not in the owner's name.

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. will match contributions made by CC&V employees. All required paperwork must be submitted with contribution to the Focus Group. Not a CC&V employee? Check with your employer about matching donations made to non-profit organizations!

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To This Fundraiser

$13,870

MONEY RAISED
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  • Southern Teller County Focus Group

    $1,000

  • Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

    $1,000

  • Terry Akins

     

  • Katherine Scott Sturdevant, historian

     

  • In memory of John Harper

     

  • Brad Poulson

    $10

  • Jeff & Mona Campbell

    $100

  • Victor Heritage Society

    $1,000

  • The Rahn Family

    $100

  • Heather & Andy Kinghorn

     

  • Walker Christensen

    $50

  • Ruth Gould

     

  • Jane Mannon

    $100

  • CC&V Gold Mining Co. - Matching

    $100

  • Zoie

    $30

  • Heather Baker

     

  • Katherine Margam Harper

     

  • Claim Jumper

    $100

  • 2011COTeacher

    $50

  • JJ

    $100

  • Steve Bracklein

     

  • Williams log cabin furniture

    $100

  • Tom Bower

     

  • Joe & Marjie

    $100

  • Rich & Lisa

    $25

  • Jim & Sarah Watson

    $50

  • Kay Abbott

    $50

  • Lily Havey

    $100

  • Zoie, Hallie, Heidi

    $60

  • The Prospector's Pick

    $100

  • Jon & Ruth Zalewski

    $200

  • Victor Celebrates the Arts

    $1,000

  • Mary Ellen Johnson

    $200

  • Jim Smith

    $100

  • Kids from Rocky Mtn Soccer Camp

    $250

  • Victor Bucket Brigade

    $471

  • Arthur Porter

    $100

  • Nancy Massey

    $250

  • The Fortune Club

    $215

  • Mountain Life Church

    $300

  • James Kinghorn

    $250

  • Tracie & Jeff Schroeder

    $500

  • Ronald Berry

    $40

  • Carl Nurnberg Family Trust

    $50

  • Janet Swank & Norman Union

    $300

  • Katherine Sturdevant VHS Fund

    $1,000

  • Lynne Agnoletti

    $50

  • Calvert & Norma Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Rich & Marilyn Fay

    $500

  • In memory of Archie Harper

     

  • Kathy & Rick

     

  • Frances Wetherell

    $100

  • Big Bill

     

  • Beverly Scott

    $50

  • Rita Cirillo

    $25

  • In memory of Barbara Harper Scott

    $75

  • In memory of Emma Langdon

    $50

  • William & Marsha Owen

    $50

  • Russell McKeel

    $250

  • Clara Mullet

    $100

  • Nicholas Ruvolo

    $1,000

  • Regester Electric

    $100

  • In memory of Richard Myers

     

  • Marge Sandau and family

    $200

  • Perez Family

    $400

  • Roggenkamp family

    $45

  • Brittany & Family

    $50

  • The Burg Family

    $75

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55% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $13,870 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

SOUTHERN TELLER COUNTY FOCUS GROUP ...

Amount Raised:

$13,600

 

54% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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REAL Colorado EDGE U13 Legends

Amount Raised:

$170

 

9% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Mona Campbell

Amount Raised:

$100

Donor Comments

The Burg Family

The Burg Family

DONATION: $75

2 months ago

Brittany & Family

Brittany & Family

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Roggenkamp family

Roggenkamp family

DONATION: $45

Awesome work girls!!!! 5 months ago

Perez Family

Perez Family

DONATION: $400

Because Barbara is always there to help everyone else. 6 months ago

Marge Sandau and family

Marge Sandau and family

DONATION: $200

7 months ago