|Press Release||1444 West Garvey Ave.|
West Covina, CA 91793
Phone: (626) 939-8401
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #06122012|
|Subject :||Public Invited To Celebrate West Covina’s Taylor House 100th Anniversary|
|Contact :||Chris Freeland 626 939-8401|
|On Sunday, June 24, from Noon until 4:00 p.m. the Friends of the Taylor House, City of West Covina, and the West Covina Rose Float Foundation will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Taylor House at Heritage Park (3510 Cameron Ave., West Covina). Community members are invited to join in this free celebration.|
The Taylor House is an excellent example of a Craftsman grove house built in the San Gabriel Valley in the early 1900's. It has been lovingly restored to not only preserve the Craftsman Architecture, but furnished with period furniture, textiles, lighting and decorative objects reflecting the Craftsman Movement in America.
The program will begin at noon. The Grandson of the original builder/owner, Almo Taylor, along with members of the two families that lived in the home, the Taylor and Morley families, will participate in a cake cutting ceremony. In addition, recipients of the West Covina Rose Float Foundation Scholarships will be recognized.
Docent tours of the 1912 Craftsman Style Home will highlight life in 1912 and will be available continuously throughout the afternoon following the ceremony. Tours of the house, cake, and refreshments will be available for free. Local community organizations representing garden clubs, historical groups, civic support groups, Girl Scouts, antique cars clubs, and others will be present to provide information and displays for interested attendees. The festivities will also include a retrospect of other events that occurred in 1912, including the founding of the Girl Scouts, sinking of the Titanic, Oreo Cookie 100th Birthday, a gift of 2,000 cherry trees given to the U.S.A. by the country of Japan, and others.
Parking for the event will be at the Heritage Park with over flow parking at South Hills High School on the corner of Barranca and Cameron Avenues. A free shuttle will run to the park continuously during the event.