Phase Two of “Our House,” the campaign to restore the historic Garner House, home of Claremont Heritage in Memorial Park, is kicking-off. After completing the Ginger Elliott Exhibit Center, maid's quarters and guest rooms on the first floor, the kitchen restoration, adding a restroom and storage, and renovating the courtyard in the first phase, it is time to move upstairs and complete the second-floor restoration.
The restoration will include recreating the children’s wing bathroom that was removed when the house was used as city offices, restoring the children’s bedrooms, including replacing load-bearing walls that were removed and have caused the ceiling to sag over the years, and renovating the bathrooms and rooms in the adult wing. All wall treatments, flooring and fixtures will be period appropriate to the look and feel of the home when Bess and Herman Garner and their sons lived there and entertained Claremont’s citizenry.
But we need your help. Thanks to funds raised in the first phase, only $25,000 is needed to meet our goal of $75,000 to complete the second-floor restoration. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will have their names recognized on a plaque. Donors who contribute less than $1,000 will be added to the “furnishings and fixtures” recognition from Phase One. In addition, we still have a few rooms upstairs that are available for sponsorship. Please contact David Shearer at 909.621.0848 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about room sponsorship.
$100% of your tax-deductible donation will be used for the restoration project of this treasured residence now owned by the citizens of Claremont.
Donate online (via button found above top of this letter) or send your check to Claremont Heritage, PO Box 742, Claremont, CA 91711.
Please Step Up to help us Move On Up!
Thank you in advance for your support.
John Neiuber, President
David Shearer, Executive Director