Restoration of the Bishop House: A Multi-Year Effort History:

The Cadoma Foundation obtained the Bishop Home in 2008. While historic and beautiful, age and modernization had taken a toll. A long list of restoration projects was compiled to rectify the deficiencies. These issues included rotting water pipes, cracks in the walls and ceilings on all floors, and fallen plaster and loose and deteriorated floorboards in the attic. In addition, to make the house more "modern", the bathroom was decorated in pink and avocado, the transoms were painted white and hardware removed, ten-foot ceilings were lowered and hung with acoustic tile, and radiators covered with pegboard. The house also had no parking other than limited space in the driveway. Last but not lease, the old t-lock shingles which were beginning to leak.

With generous private donations and substantial grants from the Wyoming Cultural Fund, Wyoming Community Fund and especially the Natrona County Recreational Joint Powers Board the Bishop House has now been beautifully restored to its original form.

Current Project:

Historic Bishop Home Air Conditioning Project 2nd & 3rd Floors

May is a month of many celebrations-one of which is historic preservation! The Cadoma Foundation is pleased to have been selected by the WYOMING CULTURAL TRUST FUND for a grant to air condition the 2nd & 3rd Floors of the Historic Bishop Home. This project demonstrates how an historic structure can be air conditioned without compromising its character. Because of the planning and care by contractors, Sheet Metal Specialties and Casper Electric, the air conditioning, ductwork, and vents were installed with minimal effect on the building and maximum effect the home's environment for its collections and staff during the summer months. It is a true demonstration project on how to enhance an historic building while preserving the integrity of the structure. The interior parts of the historic house museum that are rarely seen will be visible during May as we celebrate historic preservation. See the attached pictures of the care that was taken during the installation.

The Historic Bishop Home is located at 818 East 2nd Street on the north side of 2nd Street between Lincoln and Jefferson. Parking is behind the home off Lincoln Street. The home is open for tours Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Remember the house is available for small group private rental events. For additional information email or call 307 235 5277.

Moving the equipment into the 3rd Story Attic Space

Installing the ductwork and electrical in the surrounding space of the Attic.

Only visible parts of the system.... Vents to circulate cool air.

Historic Bishop Home, 818 East 2nd Street, Casper, Wyoming ready to chill for the summer and enjoy visitors and events in the warmer months!


Rectifying this daunting list began with restoration of the bathrooms and opening the hallway and has continued through the installation of a new roof.
Picture of Restored Bathroom

Painted transoms were restored with new hardware:

Closed off hallway was opened and staircase striped to original wood:
Before-Hallway closed off and painted Staircase/After-Opened hallway with restored staircase:

Second floor was restored:
Before-Second floor ceiling with large crack over stairwell/Restored ceiling:
Before-Old second floor with green carpet/After-restored second floor with restored original wood floor:

Attic was restored:
Before-Old attic/After-Restored attic:

Parking Lot was constructed:

Old shingles were replaced on House:

Bishop Home Southern Colonial Porch Restored

Bishop Home Southern Colonial Porch Restored

Have you driven by the "old red brick house on 2nd Street" between Jefferson and Lincoln and wondered what it is and what is going on with the construction? Thanks to funding from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Goodstein Foundation, the First Interstate Bank, and several private donors, the Cadoma Foundation is restoring the iconic Southern Colonial front porch to the original 1907 wood design. Part of the new design will improve the access to the home for the mobility impaired. The construction is anticipated to take about 45 days. During the construction, the home is opening for touring, but access is limited to the rear door. The Historic Bishop Home is located at 818 East 2nd Street Casper, Wyoming. Parking is available behind the home off Lincoln Street. The home is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $2.00 per person. To protect guests and staff, we are observing basic safety protocol set by the Natrona County Health Department during the pandemic. Guests are asked to wear masks and our provided shoe protectors in accordance with these procedures. For additional information visit or call 307 235 5277.