LaPrade's Cabin Restoration
What single thing at Lake Burton could be more recognizable, historical and iconic than LaPrade's Camp, started in 1924, only 4 years after the lake was completed. Many of the original cabins were used during the construction of Burton Dam by Georgia Power Company and moved to LaPrade's to be used as vacation cabins. Few remains of the original facilities still exist due to a fire on Mother’s Day 2005 and those that do are slowly fading away to ground. The LBCA would like to rescue, relocate and restore one of the remaining cabins to its original glory and furnish it as many would recall from staying there. The cabin would be relocated to a location easily accessible to visitors and members close to Laparade's Marina.
Additionally, Lake Burton doesn’t have a historical repository for the many memorabilia and photos now available from the recent book research from Mike Maffett that could be housed and displayed in the restored cabin. Through the lake homeowner's and member's generosity we can save this last remaining memory of the original LaPrade's to share with our families, present and future, for the next 100 years.
Please consider helping us in this important legacy project. Choose your tax deductible donation amount at right. You may add multiple donations to your shopping cart to contribute additional amounts.
For more information about the project or donating, contact Chip Groome at email@example.com.