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Save the Bayley House
What can you do? Why should you?
Efforts have been underway for many years to restore the Bayley
House to its original glory. But raising the funds proves
to be a difficult task since the structure will take a considerable
sum to rebuild and furnish it as a living history site.
Early in 1977 the firm of Alexander & Baldwin donated
the Old Bayley House and its surrounding grounds of 10 acres
to El Dorado County as a gift, with the expectation that it
would be restored to accurately reflect the era in which it
was built, with a use that is complimentary to its historical
background. The original County plan for the Bayley House
called for the structure to be converted into a bed and breakfast
inn or similar attraction.
In 1980 a developer began renovating the building, but after
five years of excavating a trench along the rock foundation,
he lost a loan and abandoned the project. The renovation attempt
left the house without balconies, windows or doors, and weakened
walls and cracks in the already fragile brick facade. The
County sold the Bayley House in 1989 to the Georgetown Divide
Recreation District for $1.
Can You Do?
All those wishing
to donate funds, equipment, supplies, and/or labor are asked
Make checks payable to "GDRD Bayley House Preservation
Fund" and send them to: Georgetown
Divide Recreation District, 2968
Hwy. 49, Cool, CA 95614
Or contact the District at (530) 333-4000 for assistance.
Your help is greatly appreciated! So are your comments, questions
and suggestions. Please contact us! Visit
the Bayley House website at: www.bayleyhouse.org