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Sheridan Inn

Sheridan, Wyoming
County of Sheridan.
856 Broadway
National Register Number: 66000762
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: WY-at-Large Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: http://www.sheridaninn.com.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
William F. ("Buffalo Bill") Cody operated this hotel in 1894-1896, catering principally to sportsmen. The frame building has a wide porch on two sides, on which Cody would sit to audition cowboys for his famous Wild West Show.

The Sheridan Heritage Center, Inc., has operated the Sheridan Inn since 1990. Since then, the nonprofit organization has restored the entire outside of the building, installed a fire alarm system, and brought the first floor up to ADA standards and city codes. However, the interior of the second and third floor and the buildings foundation is in need of immediate repair to deteriorated building components to prevent structural failure. A recent condition assessment report for the building concludes that if stabilization work is not completed within the next two years, structural deterioration will accelerate exponentially. More information can be found at http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/sherinn.htm.

The Sheridan Heritage Center is organizing a local million dollar capital campaign and is approaching foundations for monies to stabilize the building and to begin the 2.3 million dollar "Core and Shell" portion of the restoration.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
The Sheridan Heritage Center, Inc. needs additional donations and funding to make the necessary repairs to prevent accelerated structural determination and possible structural failure.

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