South Placer Heritage Foundation
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South Placer Heritage Foundation
To actively preserve and restore sites of historical character and significance and oversee their management so that the community is enhanced by retaining these links with the past.
The Blue Goose Fruit Shed Renovation is an ongoing project by the South Placer Heritage Foundation (SPHF) to transform a dilapidated 26,000 square foot packing shed into a vibrant regional center. As one of the few remaining sheds in the area, it represents a major part of Placer County's agricultural history. In 1945, the California Fruit Exchange (est. 1901) built the packing shed in Loomis where farmers brought in fruit during the summer to be sorted, packed and shipped nationwide. Over the years, the building fell into disarray.
During the summer of 2002, SPHF began making exterior changes to improve accessibility, rebuild the dock area and upgrade rain gutters and drain pipes to the empty building. In 2003, a fire sprinkler system was installed. Inspired by the desire to preserve the barn-sized building for future generations, the summer of 2004 saw a flurry of activity as a small army of volunteer electricians, painters, sheetrock installers, plumbers, general contractors and electricians made major changes to 10,000 sq. ft. of the north end of the building. The volunteers, by coming together and sharing thousands of hours of labor, inspired an even deeper sense of community.
Over 100 businesses and community members donated in-kind materials, labor and volunteer efforts valued at over $500,000 to complete the first phase. From 2005 to the present, another $1 million was spent on improvements and renovation (new roof for entire building, modern heat and air conditioning installed, new floors and improvements to Webb Street parking).
Once the doors opened, the Event Center quickly became the center of community activities. The renovation continued and we have added amenities and creature comforts while retaining the distinctive architectural and historic look of the building. That has helped retain a sense of its past while creating a venue for all kinds of activities for the region.
Geographic Area Served
While our project, the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, is located in Loomis (Placer County), people and organizations throughout Northern California, and reaching as far as Florida, have used the Event Center located for fundraising, weddings, business meetings and other celebrations.
Volunteers for: Food Extravaganza Fundraiser in May and for special projects throughout the year.
Funds for: The next phase of renovation, second story completion and exterior grounds.
Complete Profile and Financial Information may be viewed online at Giving Edge
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