North Star Historic Conservancy’s Annual State of the Star held |

North Star Historic Conservancy’s Annual State of the Star held

The Board of Directors of the North Star Historic Conservancy hosted their annual “State of the Star” gathering Wednesday at the historic North Star House at 12075 Auburn Road.

The meeting honored 2017 Annual Sponsors and Supporters with drinks and a light meal. Attendees were then provided with a recap of this year’s progress on the rehabilitation of the iconic Julia Morgan designed North Star House.

Fourteen Sponsors were presented with plaques crafted by volunteer Charlie Brock. The wood used is from the North Star House’s original 1905, full dimension 2×4 cedar studs, which were cut and milled on site, over 112 years ago. The trees from which these awards were crafted, estimated to be 300 to 400 years old, were presented to express the conservancy’s gratitude and appreciation for the depth of commitment of our annual sponsors.

The North Star House, designed in 1905 by the renowned California arts and crafts architect, Julia Morgan, is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The house is located on a portion of the former North Star mine, a 14-acre site one mile from downtown Grass Valley. After the closure of the mine, The North Star House served as a Christian school for at-risk youth and was later abandoned.

In 2002, the North Star House and grounds were donated by landowner Sandy Sanderson, to the Nevada County Land Trust. The conservancy was formed in 2006 with the mission of preserving and restoring the North Star House and historic grounds.

Sponsors are B & C True Value Hardware, Byers Leaf Guard, C & D Contractors, Charles Hart, EA, Charles and Mary Brock, Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, David Wright Architect, Lincoln & Long Engineering, Mimi Simmons, Century 21 Cornerstone Realty, The Real Graphic Source, Sierra Solar Systems, SPD Markets, Telestream, and Peters’ Well Drilling.

The North Star House is now available to the public through tours and private rentals. For more information, go to or call 530-477-7126.

Source: North Star Historic Conservancy

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