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Vandals damage historic American Legion post in Eugene

The building was constructed in 1918 and is known as the Jamieson House. It has been Eugene's American Legion headquarters since 1977.

EUGENE, Ore. — Vandals damaged an American Legion post in Oregon two days before Memorial Day.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports vandals tore down entrance handrails and a portion of brick walls that support them at the home of Eugene's American Legion Post 83.

The vandals also left a large gash in the post's flagpole.

The damage was discovered Saturday. Post commander John Hampton estimates damage at $5,000.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help cover the damages. As of Monday morning, it had more than $1,000 in donations. Donate here.

The building was constructed in 1918 and is known as the Jamieson House. It was listed as city landmark in 2000.

The house has been Eugene's American Legion headquarters since 1977.

Someone vandalized the Post last night. What a sad statement about the state of the world!

Hampton says the damage occurred hours before the post held a chicken feed fundraiser to raise money for scholarships and to feed and clothe veterans in need.

The vandalism did not disrupt the fundraiser.