Downtown Grass Valley Ornament - Elks Lodge (2016)
This unique collection of Christmas ornaments celebrates the spirit of Downtown Grass Valley through its architecture! A new ornament is released every year in the fall, just in time for the holidays. This fun tradition began in 2004 when Howard Levine and the Downtown Grass Valley Association found an ornament manufacturer that specialized in custom made ornaments. Though the manufacturers have changed throughout the years, the tradition has not.
All the ornaments are made of brass, and with the exception of the Ore Cart and the Stamp Mill, the ornaments are colored with enamel, and come in a presentation box.
The Elks Lodge ornament was introduced for fall 2016. The Elks Lodge is a well known venue in Grass Valley and is famous for its ballroom with a spring loaded floating floor- it's great for dancing! "The Lodge was chartered in 1900 and the Founding Exalted Ruler was none other than the historic figure of John Kidder, of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (NCNG). Known to all in the Sierras as the "Never Come, Never Go".
The beautiful Lodge is a well cared for jewel in the heart of downtown Grass Valley and at the top of Main Street. The Lodge building was completed in 1912 and dedicated in September 1913, and remains today with much of the early 1900 integrity as designed by the San Francisco Architect firm of William Mooser II."
The complete list of ornaments:
2004 : Holbrooke Hotel (sold out)
2005: Del Oro Movie Theater (sold out)
2006: Grass Valley Library Royce Branch
2007: Old Post Office
2008: Nevada County Bank (sold out)
2009: Foothill Flowers (sold out)
2010: Foothill Mercantile (sold out)
2011: The Union Square Building (sold out)
2012: Clock Tower (sold out)
2013: The Stamp Mill
2014: Ore Car
2015: Episcopal Church
2016: Elks Lodge
2018: Tess'/Mill St Clothing Co.
2019: Heart & Home
2020: Yuba Blue
2021: Center for the Arts
2022: Holbrooke Hotel (Restoration)