Pine Chapel Restoration

With the Friends of the Mines of Spain

Pine Chapel at Mines of Spain

Pine Chapel Restoration fundraising is going strong with over $8000 of the $17,500 raised. Donations of $250 or more will be included in our donor signage. Donate online today:

The Junkermann Chapel, located in the Mines of Spain Recreation Area in the EB Lyons Nature Preserve has major roof deterioration. The guidelines under the National Register of Historic Sites (circa 1860’s) would require a roof of cedar shakes and the possibility of replacing needed laths. The Pine Chapel was built in the 1860’s by Otto Junkermann to resemble a church that he attended as a child in Germany. It is located next to pine trees on the property.

Our project needs to be taken care of quickly. The amount needed to complete this project would be around $17,000. The cost is high due to using longer lasting shakes and the chapel’s location which is far from the roadway. There is great significance in preserving this chapel both historically and educationally. It is viewed by thousands annually.

Donor signage is available to view inside the EB Lyons Auditorium for all heartfelt donations of $250 or more.

Please be generous with your donations to this project so we can see this completed this year before any further damage occurs. What a joy it will be in restoring this historic feature from the past. All the Mines of Spain Friends Board members thank you in advance.

You can also make checks payable to Friends of the Mines of Spain and include your name, adddress, phone. Thank you for your continued support. 8991 Suite B Bellevue Heights, Dubuque, Ia 52003