before picture of pogue hotel

Before work began...

How We Got Our New Look

The whole thing started with a very generous gift from a wonderful woman in Santa Barbara who became enamored with the old 1879 building on her trip to Lemon Cove. We then reached out to the local community and amazingly raised almost $34,000.00 dollars in just a few short weeks.

The painting prep began in April 2017 with scraping and sanding.

picture of pogue hotel with paint scraped off

Then the upper porch railing and flooring came off due to dry rot.

before picture of porch under construction

The project kept growing as old wood and window trim and building trim needed to be replaced.

picture of repaied window trim

Then in May it was time for the primer coats and the replacement of the upper balcony flooring and anchor railing.

picture of pogue hotel coated in primer

In June and July came the final paint colors and the opening of the northside sleeping porch, which eventually got new screening. The upper balcony was resealed and the rest of the upper railing was completed.

picture of newly sealed roofing

The final trim color was applied and now the old clubhouse is a real standout in this small community of Lemon Cove.

before picture of pogue hotel

After work was complete...