Pavilion Kickstarter goal reached
By Peggy Mackenzie
The Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion Kickstarter campaign surpassed its goal of $25,000 last Saturday, making organizers one step closer to saving the last remaining part of The Blue Sulphur Springs Resort. Built in 1834, people used to flock to the Greek-style resort to experience the sulphur water believed to have amazing healing powers. But about 30 years later, Union soldiers burned down the whole resort – everything but the spring house.
Now, after about 180 years, the pillars are leaning and bricks are crumbling, but the Greenbrier Historical Society and Friends of the Blue are fighting to save it. The restoration process is broken up into four steps, with the first two complete. The $27,000 raised by the kickstarter campaign will go towards phase three, which is more stabilization and beginning restoration. The historical society doesn’t know when they will be able to finish the full restoration, but they hope to eventually make it into a gathering place for special events.