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The Copper Miners' Rest
The Copper Miners’ Rest is so named for the men and women who worked and raised families amid the area industry, Copper Mining. Originally built as a two story wooden building by Matti Soderman in 1910, it was converted / rebuilt into a concrete structure between 1917 and 1921. The main floor was the Wasa Bar - named for the Soderman's home region of Finland. The upstairs was a rooming house named Eva’s Rooms (Mrs. Soderman) that was designated for Scandinavian miners working in the nearby copper mine. A Finish Sauna was opened on the property for public use from 1910 until the 1950's. During the prohibition, the original bar was removed and a hidden basement was constructed to serve as a small speakeasy. The main floor served many other functions; Mercantile, land office and a post office.
The two-story concrete house in back (guesthouse) was built around 1910-1914 and was the Soderman's living quarters. Their two sons slept on the screened in summer sleeping porch during the summer and all winter!
The Soderman's sold the property in the early 1970's. The building virtually remained untouched until Ms. Hayward bought it in 1996. In 1997 Ms. Hayward opened Delvan’s Drawing Room, a unique Bed and fix your own D#%! Breakfast, an old Miners’ style boarding house decorated with many local antiques acquired through networking with local building owners. Due to health reasons in 2005 Ms. Hayward closed the Bed and fix your own D#%&! Breakfast business and posted a “For Sale” sign on the door. The property sold in July 2006. Current owners, Winona Dale Barcón and Keith J. Droste plan to reopen the Bed and fix your own D#%! Breakfast establishment after finding that the 1910 building, (a historical miners' boarding house) had 'Good Bones' and would be a great foundation for making improvements on the already beautifully restored historical building.
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