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Apr 18, 2013 9:15 PM by Andy Koen

Stratton Home celebrates a century of sanctuary

COLORADO SPRINGS - The Myron Stratton Home in Colorado Springs is celebrated its 100th anniversary with an open house of their newest expansion. The Centennial at Myron Stratton is a new building that will house nearly two dozen low income seniors in the community. The building hold the administrative offices for the charity.

"Today is the first of three major events that we'll have during the course of 2013 that will celebrate our 100 year anniversary," explained executive director Mark Turk.

The home will also display summer exhibits at both the Western Museum of Mining and Industry and the Pioneers Museum. An alumni picnic will be held later in the summer to welcome back former residents, staff and people with ties to the home.

The Stratton Home was created by early city philanthropist Winfield Scott Stratton and was named in honor of his father. Stratton had struck it rich when he made a claim on the Independence Mine which would become one the largest veins of gold ever discovered.

His charity also included land donations for the building of City Hall and the Post Office downtown.

In the decades since his death the Stratton Home has evolved to become the home to other social service agencies including TESSA, Partners in Housing, Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Early Connections Learning Centers.

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