2019 This has been a busy year.
The Society has many projects in the works for the High School.
- Our Structural Engineer, Mel Green and Society President, John Ekman have worked tirelessly on the final plans and specs for the east wall repairs. Proper replacement bricks have been donated for this section as well. This part of the project will soon go to bid.
- We were awarded $14,000 from the J.B. Snow Foundation to rebuild the front stairs. We currently have a contractor signed to start the project in late October or early November. The project calls for kiln dried lumber and the addition of the newel posts and railings that are currently on the way from Iowa. The balusters are already on site.
- Awarded an additional $33,000 from CCCHP 2017-18 for window repair. In preparation for this project, volunteers have collected the rock lintels given to the Society by NDot. Some windows in the school cannot be repairedd or replaced until these lintels are in place.
New Stairs Complete At Last
Thanks to the J.B. Snow Foundation grant we were able to “dress up” the entry to the Goldfield High School. The balusters, railings and newel post with the beautiful wooden orbs were crafted by our incredibly talented wood guy, Daniel Prendergast of Woodminstrel Woodparts in Hillsboro Iowa. Perchetti Construction from Tonopah, Nevada did a fabulous job of making it all happen!
The box with the railings and newel posts arrived in the nick of time for installation by Perchetti Construction. We have Society Member, Joan Sieber, to thank for some serious heavy lifting…finding, applying and nurturing the grant as well as unearthing our wood guy in Iowa!