$10,000 Arkwright Foundation Challenge Met
In November, 2016, GSPS submitted a proposal asking for funds to begin the work of restoration on the Cates Building in Glenn Springs. On December 16 we received a call from Cates Hayes of the Arkwright Foundation with the generous offer of a $10,000 matching grant if we could raise the money by Dec 31. The calls and emails began to fly and in ten days the GSPS had pledges for $10,000! Click here to continue reading.
Historic Venue for your special event!
The Old Stone Church offers an exceptional setting to host your next event. For more information or to make a reservation please email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is also a beautiful location for prom, family, or special event photos. $50 first hour payable in advance, $25 for additional hour.
Nine years after restoration began, the Old Stone Church hosted a beautiful wedding and reception on May 14, 2016. It is the first wedding there in sixty years. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple.
Post Office Donated to GSPS
Originally a saddler's shop constructed around 1900 and located near the historic Glenn Springs Hotel, the building served as the Glenn Springs Post Office until it closed in 1969. In 1981 William Hambrick purchased, refurbished, and relocated the structure across from the Calvary Episcopal Church. In June 2015 the Hambrick family deeded the post office to the GSPS. Through the work of GSPS members Barbara and Marion Eubanks and Cates Hayes the building has been cleaned, doors repaired, and a new lock installed. A solar light has been added to the flag pole so it is lit at night.
Our monthly meeting is held at the Glenn Springs Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM. Changes to the date and time will be posted on our site. Those interested in the Preservation of our Community History and Buildings are welcome.
For more information call 864-582-5429.
Incredible Support From GSPS Members
On January 5, 2017, at the first meeting of the year, the members of the GSPS pledged $20,000 to finish restoration of the old stone church at Glenn Springs. Work to be completed includes installation of heating and air, ducts and vents, as well as installing the hard wood floor which will have a geometric design. The ten year project will soon be finished! Click here to continue reading.