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North Star House Celebrates 110th Birthday

The historic North Star House designed by California’s first female architect, Julia Morgan, will celebrate 110 years this weekend with a special birthday party. Julia Morgan impersonator and historian, Betty Marvin will be present to describe the struggles of a female architect in the traditionally male profession.

click to listen to Deana Bensen

North Star House docent volunteer Deana Bensen says Betty Marvin even looks like Julia Morgan.

The North Star House was almost beyond repair after it sat dormant for decades, but the North Star House Conservancy acquired the property from the Bear Yuba Land Trust and has been working hard to restore it. Cheryl Belcher is the Conservancy Treasurer.
click to listen to Cheryl Belcher

The Back veranda is where Betty Marvin will be portraying Julia Morgan and talking about another one of her great creations, Hearst Castle. For more information on the the North Star House 110th birthday celebration check their website at www.northstarconservancy.org  or call 205-1873.

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