Truckee Veterans Hall Historical Landmark Replica Birdhouse by Greg Zirbel

March 24th, 2013 in member junk     
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This historic site, where luminary C.F. McGlashan (publisher of Truckee’s first newspaper and author of “The History of the Donner Party”) built a museum and the “The Crystal Palace” residence in the late 1800s, features The Rocking Stone, a sacred site of the early Washoe and one of only 25 geologic phenomena of its kind in the world. When the mansion burned down in 1935, the McGlashan family donated the site to our community, and, since we were not yet incorporated, Nevada County held the property on our behalf. After a successful building drive by the American Legion, the Veterans Hall Memorial Building opened in 1939.

This historic site, where luminary C.F. McGlashan (publisher of Truckee’s first newspaper and author of “The History of the Donner Party”) built a museum and the “The Crystal Palace” residence in the late 1800s, features The Rocking Stone, a sacred site of the early Washoe and one of only 25 geologic phenomena of its kind in the world. When the mansion burned down in 1935, the McGlashan family donated the site to our community, and, since we were not yet incorporated, Nevada County held the property on our behalf. After a successful building drive by the American Legion, the Veterans Hall Memorial Building opened in 1939.

Photo: Greg Zirbel

This historic site, where luminary C.F. McGlashan (publisher of Truckee’s first newspaper and author of “The History of the Donner Party”) built a museum and the “The Crystal Palace” residence in the late 1800s, features The Rocking Stone, a sacred site of the early Washoe and one of only 25 geologic phenomena of its kind in the world. When the mansion burned down in 1935, the McGlashan family donated the site to our community, and, since we were not yet incorporated, Nevada County held the property on our behalf. After a successful building drive by the American Legion, the Veterans Hall Memorial Building opened in 1939.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Birdhouse - Truckee Veterans Hall 1939
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Comments (5)

plumberdaughter1 writes: Wow! Very well done. Posted: 9:38 pm on March 30th
TinTinJunkFan writes: wow, very well done! Interesting history, too. Posted: 5:53 am on March 29th
RenewedInterest writes: Love it! I agree you should keep in indoors. I have tried some of mine outside & even coated them with poly, but they still took a beating from Mother Nature. I could see this in an entry with a framed photo of the real building nearby. Posted: 2:15 pm on March 26th
alicemom writes: I agree with gadgetsponge Keep it indoors! Such are fab-0 job.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:25 am on March 26th
gadgetsponge writes: Beautiful job! What bird/birds wouldn't want to take up residence there. I would keep it indoors! Posted: 6:23 am on March 26th
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