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Union Hotel Dayton Restoration Fund

$850 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 27 months
Welcome to the Union Hotel in Dayton Nevada. This hotel is an important feature in the Comstock Historic district and its location at the intersection of Main and Pike street makes it a keystone of the old town section of Dayton. It played a major role in the town’s beginnings and features an adjoining building that, in 1861, was the Pony Express stop and Overland Stage station. For more historical information, please be sure to check out the historic marker , Dayton Historic Society and the Back Yard Traveler. You can also follow the project on my own Union Hotel blog.

During the gold rush, the hotel was used as a hostelry for miners and travelers. In later years, it was a boarding house and personal residence. It’s also been in several movies including The 1961 classic The Misfits staring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. In 1999, the long term owner and resident since 1950, Edna MacDiarmid, passed away and the structure has been slowly deteriorating ever since making it one of Nevada’s most endangered historic structures.

My wife and I are now pleased to take on the historic preservation of this venerable structure as a residence in the same way that Edna looked after the hotel for 49 years. Both the community and the county planning commission have welcomed us with open arms but we are still faced with seismic retrofits to bring the building into compliance with modern building codes. The preliminary estimates have come in between $75K and $100K and while we expect to pay the majority of this, my wife and I are hoping that the community at large can help us with preserving this historic structure for the future enjoyment of all.
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Rhonda Mckee
26 months ago
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The people who bought it said it was going to be their home.I am so happy they bought this beautiful building and restoring it.What a wonderful place to live! :)

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Glenda Johnson Herman Hemsley
26 months ago

I would love to see this as a bed and breakfast, we need rooms in Dayton for quests

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$850 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 27 months
Created September 14, 2016
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AB
$100
Andrew Broer
23 months ago

Didn't realize you had a GoFundMe going... you need to hit up your friends networks!

$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
CJ
$50
Chris & Judith
24 months ago

What a wonderful project and a brilliant blog ... the work the pair of you are doing is superb and it's a pleasure to read about how it is going. Here's another belated wedding gift.

$500
Daniel Snyder
25 months ago

Glenn, Katie, here's a belated wedding gift from Dan and Martin. It's been a delight to read about your steady progress.

LC
$50
Linda Clements
26 months ago

The Union Hotel is a centerpiece of Old Town and of Dayton History. We almost lost the Union to deterioration but Glenn and Katie are saving it. If we are able to help we should.

Rhonda Mckee
26 months ago
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The people who bought it said it was going to be their home.I am so happy they bought this beautiful building and restoring it.What a wonderful place to live! :)

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Glenda Johnson Herman Hemsley
26 months ago

I would love to see this as a bed and breakfast, we need rooms in Dayton for quests

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