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One of NCIDC's primary and specific purposes is the conservation and preservation of historic and archeological sites and resources. In 1986 NCIDC purchased the Carson Block Building. The historically significant Carson Block Building was built in 1892, over 100 years ago, by William Carson (of Carson Mansion fame). It contained the Ingomar Theater, one of the most ornate theaters of its time on the West Coast
NCIDC is seeking private and public financing for the restoration of the historic structure, including restoration of the 837 seat Ingomar Theatre.
Photo of the Carson Block while under construction for Phase One, "The roof"
A large number of our local Indian artists live in isolated areas. To assist these artists, NCIDC founded the American Indian Art and Gift Shop at 241 F Street, Eureka, California. The Gift Shop assists Indian artists and crafts people by providing an expanded retail market for their products. The work of over 40 local Indian artists is currently represented in the shop, as well as many non-local Indian artists and craftspeople. The shop is also an ideal retail training ground for Indian people needing training and work experience to enter the job market. All net proceeds return to the non-profit operations of the shop and NCIDC.