Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar Conference Grounds

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Asilomar Conference Grounds is a conference center built for the YWCA in 1913 in Pacific Grove, California. Julia Morgan designed and built 16 of the buildings on the property, of which 11 are still standing. It became part of Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds in 1955. Asilomar is a derivation of the Spanish phrase asilo al mar, meaning asylum or refuge by the sea.In 1911, the hotel that the Western YWCA leadership had been using for yearly retreats burned down. Phoebe Apperson Hearst hosted the 1912 conference at one of her estates. She persuaded the Pacific Improvement Company to lease 30 acres (120,000 m2) to the YWCA in 1912.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136708787
  • 9786136708782