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Jon Crane painting helping McGillicuddy House restoration

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A well-know Black Hills painter is giving a historical restoration project in Rapid City a big boost.

Jon Crane is donating a piece he recently painted depicting the McGillicuddy House on a snowy day in the late 1880's.

The sale of the original 25 X 11 watercolor painting, as well as high quality prints of the piece, will benefit the efforts of "Historic Rapid City" to preserve the home.

Project architect and Historic Rapid City board member Fred Thurston is grateful to crane for his donation and the time and effort that went into it.

"If you take a look at all the detail in the painting, he outdid himself with this painting. It has so much detail in it. You can basically see every one of the stones," Thurston said.

The original portrait, along with prints, will be up for auction May 16th at the Journey Museum.

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