The current building was constructed in 1940. Based on a review of historical documents and interviews, including Mineral County Assessor records and National Register of Historic Places records, the subject site was operated as a school from 1886 until the 1980s and as an Arts and Cultural Center from approximately 2000 to 2012.
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) was conducted in October 2016. Based on the findings of the Phase I ESA, additional environmental investigation was recommended to identify potential releases of petroleum hydrocarbons, asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, and mold in the building. Environmental reports are available upon request.