Jon Crane Painting Raises Funds For McGillycuddy House

May 19, 2014

Fundraising for restoration of the McGillycuddy House in Rapid City has received a notable boost. Valentine T. McGillycuddy became known as a Renaissance man of the Old West. Now nationally-known watercolorist Jon Crane has donated a painting of the house, along with 300 prints and 30 artist’s proofs, with proceeds to go toward restoration. This weekend SDPB’s Victoria Wicks spoke with Jon Crane and with McGillycuddy’s grandson at a fundraiser where the painting was auctioned off.

Photograph of the McGillycuddy House as it looked in the late 1800s.
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