Dinner at the Spings benefits Glen Alpine Springs
“Dinner at the Springs,” a fund-raiser to benefit Glen Alpine Springs will take place July 22 at the site near Fallen Leaf Lake.
Sponsored by The Historical Preservation of Glen Alpine Springs, Inc., the event will begin with a “Standabout” wine and cheese reception from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a dedication ceremony at 4:30 p.m., tours of the area at 5:30 p.m. and elegant dining in the 80-year-old Bernard Maybeck dining room at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear period clothes reminiscent of the turn-of-the-century through the 1920s.
The donation for the Standabout is $30 per person and the number of guests is not limited. The dinner is $200 per person and is limited to 60 guests. Attendance is permitted only for prepaid advance reservations. Contributions for restoration are always welcome. For reservations and more information call (530) 573-2405.
The Historical Preservation of Glen Alpine Springs, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation working in conjunction with the United States Forest Service to preserve, restore and interpret for educational purposes, the national historical resources at Glen Alpine Springs. Their motto is “Saving Yesterday for Today.”
The springs were discovered by Nathan Gilmore in 1863 and the Glen Alpine Resort was built in 1884. The resort changed hands through the years and in February 1978 D. Robert Fritschi Jr. had obtained the lifetime rights to use the property. In 1981 he began the groundwork for a nonprofit organization to maintain and preserve the site and The Historical Preservation of Glen Alpine Springs was begun.
Among the restoration projects that have taken place during the past few years is the replacement of broken and cracked windows in the three Maybeck-designed buildings and the repair and refurbishing of the double metal doors on the trail side of the Social Hall, which is used for a interpretive center. The Tahoe Heritage Foundation donated $1,000 toward this project.
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