Volunteers Needed to Preserve Historic Beahrden Lodge - Come and help restore this magnificent building for future generations to enjoy!
When? 1st session: 7/9-7/13. 2nd session: 7/16-7/20
Where? Pine Valley Rance Park, Pine, CO.
What will you be doing? As part of a two-to-three year plan to open the lodges public rooms to visitors, this summer the HistoriCorps team will remove non-historic materials from the porch and Great Room and restore the stone steps and landings and rustic wood balustrades. Work will include removing vegetation growth on and around stone steps, resetting loose and damaged paving stones, and reconstructing the rustic log railing.
History: Constructed in 1927 as a summer retreat for William Beahr and his family, this 3,500 sq foot lodge is an excellent example of high-style rustic architecture. Designed by J.J.B. Benedict, a prominent Denver architect, the building makes extensive use of native boulders, logs, and handmade ironwork. The lodge and 820 acres surrounding the site are now owned by Jefferson County Open Space as a public mountain park.
Additional Info: The project will be managed and supervised by two HistoriCorps instructors and will be designed to optimize learning opportunities. Previous construction experience not required. Tools, safety equipment, and meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. All crew members must be physically fit and be willing to work long days in variable weather.