~A Hall for All~
Working with the City of Rossland, the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture has completed the restoration and renovation of the Rossland Miners Union Hall for use by all community members.
The Exterior Renovation which included replacing the leaking roof, replacing and painting damaged siding, removing the crumbling brick chimney and restoring heritage features of the roofline and façade, was completed by the City of Rossland in 2016.
The Interior Renovation and the Courtyard Renovation were completed in May 2017, in time for the summer season of the Gold Fever Follies. The Interior Renovation included the development of the unused Attic (4th Floor) into gathering places for the community, improvements to the Performance Hall and a heritage restoration of the exterior balcony. The Courtyard Renovation created a safer entryway by reconfiguring stairs and disability access, pouring a new heat-traced courtyard pad and installing heritage-style railings that complement the building.
Thank you to our Funders and Donors!
Financial support from many individuals, organizations, government agencies and local businesses has made the restoration and renovation of the Miners Hall possible.
- The Columbia Basin Trust
- The City of Rossland
- Canada 150 Infrastructure Fund
- Heritage Canada – Cultural Spaces Program
- Teck Trail Operations
- Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
- Rossland Council for Arts & Culture
- Heritage BC – Heritage Legacy Fund
- Kootenay Savings Community Foundation
- Nelson & District Credit Union
- Rossland Rotary
And all the community members who contributed to our Community Matching Challenge!
What has been done?
- Building Exterior – Replace roof, repair and paint siding, restore heritage elements, remove chimney
- Façade Restoration – Restore gable and balcony to original design
- Attic – Renovate to create a performers room, multi-purpose meeting space, kitchenette, washrooms & lounge
- Exterior Courtyard – Install new heat traced concrete courtyard & heritage style wrought iron fencing to create a safe and welcoming entry
How will the community benefit from the Restoration & Renovation?
- Creation of new community meeting and programming spaces in 4th Floor (Attic) of the Miners Hall
- Convert undeveloped spaces inside a City-owned building into functional spaces and increase revenue
- Improve Miners Hall amenities for performing arts including the Follies, RLOP and RCAC
- Make the Miners Hall safer, warmer and more comfortable for all users
- Preservation of a provincially designated historic site