The docent for our visit was also a board member and had lots of information to impart about the origins, fire, and current restoration project. This was a complete recreation center in the big days of the Homestake mine, with bowling lanes below, a library, etc.
They have come a long way in the restoration, which many parts of the building showing their original beauty, but they still have millions of dollars to raise and spend to complete the job. Plays, music, weddings, etc can be held here in the meantime. It is obviously very important to the residents of Lead as well as its historic importance.