Lead Opera House Gets $10K Donation For Rehab
by Associated Press
May 12, 2013 11:27 AM
The Historic Homestake Opera House is celebrating a major donation that will help get work started on a rehabilitation project for the fire-ravaged theater.
The S.D. Community Foundation has given opera house officials $10,000 to be used to pay for half of an existing conditions report and cost estimate for necessary work in the theater. The House's executive director, Sarah Carlson, says the report is being finalized this week and is the first step toward rehabilitating the theater.
Carlson says that the report will serve as "our roadmap" to bettering the theater. The House's mission is to restore the entire opera house building, which includes about 27,000 square feet with three levels. The building was destroyed by fire in the 1980s.