GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
301 West Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24910
Date: March 26, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Margaret Hambrick
An informational session about the
historic Blue Sulphur Spring Pavilion will be held on Monday, April
14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.at The Spring (formerly known as Fort Savannah)
in Lewisburg. The Mills Group will present their findings about its
history, some of which may surprise local residents, and an overview
of the needs for stabilization and restoration.
The Historic Structures Report prepared by the Mills Group was made
possible through the support of the Greenbrier County Historic
Landmarks Commission and funding from the Greenbrier County
Commission and a Survey and Planning Grant from the State Historic
Under the immediate direction of the Friends of the Blue, a
committee of the Greenbrier Historical Society, this report will
form the basis for future work to preserve the pavilion and much
work is needed.
The Greenbrier Historical Society recently received a small grant
from the State Historic Preservation Office and was able to match it
with some funds from the Daywood Foundation and individual donors to
start emergency stabilization. Hopefully that work will begin in the
next few weeks.
Alex McLaughlin, Chair of the Friends of the Blue, said, “This is an
incredible structure with huge support and huge needs. Please come
and learn more about this project and how you can help.”
last year's article on the
4897 The spring still bubbles up and leaves deposits reminiscent of
the ‘paint pots’ in Yellowstone National Park.
4800 The Blue Sulphur Spring Pavilion being inspected for emergency