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Father John McBride
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Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Pages Introduction
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Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Memorial Page - B29 Superfortress
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Ivan Fail's "The Tuskegee Airmen"
ELVIS PRESLEY SINGS "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"
Airmen Medal Of Honor Memorial
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The Navajo Code Talkers & Native American Medals Of Honor
Ivan Fail's "D Day, The Normandy Invasion"
B-29 Specifications
About The Book
C. Clayton Thompson Bookseller
Ivan Fail's "When The Mustangs Came"
Contacts
Ivan Fail "The Eighteen Wheeler's Hymn"
Awards
Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building with photo album
Ivan Fail's "Against All Odds - Mission Complete"
Ford Tolbert by Sallyann
Ford Tolbert Pictures
A Tribute to Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Lt Raymond "Hap" Halloran
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC, The Black Sheep Squadron
Lt Halloran Eulogy for Colonel Boyington
Omori POW Camp
KATE SMITH SINGS "GOD BLESS AMERICA"
Ivan Fail's "A Salute To Lt. Holguin"/ "Shoo Shoo Baby"/"When The Dollar Is God!"
Great Bend, Kansas B-29 Memorial
General Lemay's biography including a B-29 nose art photo album
THE GENERAL AND MRS CURTIS LEMAY FOUNDATION
March 9 and 10, 1945 Over Tokyo
Lt "Hap" Halloran on March 10, 1945
General Earl Johnson
General Earl Johnson Biography
313th Bomb Wing Mining Missions
Lt Robert Copeland, copilot, Z Square 8
Pyote Bomber Base With A Photo Album
History of "Diamond Lil" With A Photo Album
History of "FIFI" With A Photo Album
"Hap" Halloran induction Combat Airman Hall of Fame
Blackie Blackburn with a photo album
Hap's Memorable Flight On FIFI
C. Douglas Caffey, A WW2 Veteran, Book Of Poetry
C. Douglas Caffey Collection Of Poetry
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C. Douglas Caffey on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
C. Douglas Caffey With More on PTSD
C. Douglas Caffey Memorial Day Flying The Flag
C. Douglas Caffey Saying Goodbye To America
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Pearl Harbor with Photo Album
The Pacific Theater
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Saipan Medals of Honor
Battle of Tinian, Mariana Islands
Tinian Medals of Honor
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Iwo Jima Medals of Honor
Cpl Ira Hayes, USMC
Battle of Okinawa
Okinawa Medals of Honor
Japanese Surrender
Navy Ships At Surrender Ceremonies
Ivan Fail's "The Saga Of The Superfortress"
Ivan Fail's "The Silent Sentries"
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LOMPOC VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING FOUNDATION

FRANK L. GRUBE, TREASURER

100 EAST LOCUST AVENUE

LOMPOC, CA. 93436-7845

805 740 1804

flgrube1@aol.com

 

 

 

I am pleased to submit this inquiry from the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation, requesting your support for the rehabilitation and preservation of our historic Veterans Memorial Building. The California State Office of Historic Preservation has placed the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building on the California Register of Historic Places. This office has also found that the Memorial Building is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Facility Assessment of Condition Report, prepared by a Santa Barbara architectural firm in 2007, lists specific projects and areas that require funding. A few projects are estimated in excess of $100,000 and are still available for financial assistance.  The building rehab will require about $4 million which will be funded by corporation and foundation grants, local, state and federal appropriations.

 

The Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building was constructed in 1936 as part of the WPA initiative on property partially donated to the County of Santa Barbara by the American Legion Post 211. The 20,000 square foot building is a fine example of California Spanish Revival architecture, typical in the region and throughout Southern California. For the most part the building remains as it was originally built with only minor modifications. It was designated a City of Lompoc Historic Landmark in 1989 and, as such, can not be demolished, removed or destroyed by City proclamation. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors supported this action. Application has been made to list the Veterans Memorial Building as a National Historic Landmark. The interior has two artistic displays of La Purisima Mission that are signed and dated 1936 by artists commissioned by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Federal Art Project. Historical records and logs show during World War 2 the four story tower in the center of the building was manned as a lookout position watching for Japanese aircraft. More pictures can be seen on the website:

 

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The Veterans Memorial Building is home to the following Veteran organizations: American Legion Post 125 and Womens Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1717 and Womens Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 570 and Womens Auxiliary, Boots and Chutes (a military funeral detachment), American Legion Post 211 Womens Auxiliary, American GI Forum and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 91. American Legion Post 125 is located on the second floor with a social room. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1717 is located in the basement and also maintains a social room. The 4th District County Supervisor and staff have offices in the east wing.

 

The authorized capacity of the building has the Auditorium seating 300 people for meals or 650 with auditorium style seating, the Banquet Hall would seat about 230 and the rest of the building could have anywhere from 70 to 300 occupants, making a maximum total occupant load of 1,180 persons. The first floor consisting of the Auditorium, Banquet Hall, Trophy Room and kitchen are available for community activities with a reasonable rental fee. Functions such as high school proms, veteran events, weddings, community organizational functions are scheduled frequently. 

 

The Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity 501(c)(3), 26-3087667, corporation organized to provide for the long-term preservation, conservation and education of the historic Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building as legacy to the community. Membership on the Board of Trustees consists of veterans from various organizations and interested civic-minded citizens. Members are volunteers and do not receive any salary or benefits. All contributions are programmed for the goal of total restoration and preservation. 

 

 Frank Grube; Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation

            100 E. Locust Avenue

            Lompoc. Ca. 93436-7845

            (805) 740-1804

            flgrube1@aol.com

           

            Alice Milligan; Chairperson, Board of Trustees

            Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation

            100 E. Locust Avenue

            Lompoc, Ca. 93436-7845

            (805) 736-4005

            amill2@verizon.net

The Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity 501(c)(3), 26-3087667, corporation organized to provide for the long-term preservation, conservation and education of the historic Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building as legacy to the community.

 

 

THANK YOU ROTARY CLUBS FOR THE SUBSTANTIAL DONATION. 

THANK YOU HOME DEPOT FOR THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO OUR KITCHEN.
 
Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building Foundation

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