The north wall of the Historic Homestake Opera House is nearing completion, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Workers have finished replacing the understructure for the wall as well as installing new sheetrock and decorative plaster moldings over the original moldings. The total cost for the restoration of the wall is $35,000.
Previous restoration projects at the opera house include updates to the foyer and connecting rooms. Future projects are primarily focused around the theater area itself.
The Historic Homestake Opera House was consumed by a fire in 1984 in which the facility’s roof collapsed. Since the fire, community efforts have helped to raise more than $3 million to renovate the building, including a new roof and seating.