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$5 million gift to help preserve Tahoe lodge

The Associated Press

LAKE TAHOE ” The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is donating $5 million to help preserve Lake Tahoe’s historic Thunderbird Lodge on the east shore.

Leaders of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society say the gift announced on Monday gets them half way to their goal of raising $10 million.

Society Director Bill Watson says the money will be put in a preservation account. He says the earnings from the fund will be used to preserve the house, outbuildings and grounds on the Thunderbird property and keep them open for public tours.

The lakeside estate was built by multimillionaire George Whittell in 1936. Historians say it is one of the last and best examples of residential architecture on Lake Tahoe dating to the time residents of the San Francisco Bay Area built summer homes at the lake.


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