The original French doors are scheduled to be replaced at The Parkside Lodge. After years of making due with small, non-historic windows, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be moving forward with a project that will not only beautify the building, but also increase visitor usage. The restoration is made possible thanks to a $125,000 reimbursement grant from The State. The work slated to begin includes window restoration, some historic landscape restoration and entrance signage. As of this time, the money has been secured and The Conservancy is now waiting for the final contract to come in from The State.
Now that The Tee Cup is scheduled to open inside the Parkside Lodge (see story), it makes sense to provide an atmosphere that reflects the historic nature of the building and the grounds. In recent years, the building has played host to events such as Flurrious! as well as wedding-related events. Not only will the French doors create a needed flow from the grounds to the cafe, it will also allow the interior of the building to be flooded with natural light and fresh air. This will result in a welcome transformation to a major Parkside amenity that is used by a diverse demographic.