Menlo Gates Project
The goal of this Project is to construct a replica of the original gate and erect it near its original location on El Camino Real opposite Ravenswood Avenue. The drawings for the gate are being done by volunteers, but we are asking those who live in and love Menlo Park to fund the construction and installation.
All donations to the Menlo Gates Project will go directly to the cost of construction and installation.
The Menlo Gates Project has been created by the Menlo Park Historical Association (MPHA). For more information about MPHA, visit the MPHA website at sites.google.com/site/mphistorical .
The Menlo Gates Committee Members are:
Ernst Meissner, Architect
Sam Sinnott, Architect
Jym Clendenin, MPHA
Bill Weseloh, Weseloh & Young Real Estate
Dick Angus, MPHA
Dexter Chow, Cheeky Monkey Toys
Brian Flegel, Flegels Home Furnishings
The Menlo Gates Project has raised a total of $42,595 from 56 donations. The gofundme portion is $6,705 from 37 donations. THANK YOU EACH DONOR! The City of Menlo Park has decided to donate an additional $43,000, bringing us to our goal of $86,000. The City has also agreed to install the Gates at the corner of Ravenswood Ave and Alma St. We are now in the process of finishing the required construction and landscape drawings and preparing the required contracts. We hope to complete the manufacture by the end of 2018 and anticipate a dedication in March 2019. This is the final update on gofundme. Future updates will be posted directly to the MPHA facebook page: //MenloParkHistoricalAssociation
Donations now total $41,000, which is half of the estimated total cost, but enough to start construction. The drawings package was submitted to the City Manager on January 3rd. Construction will begin as soon as the drawings are approved. We’re hoping for installation by early summer, followed (when?) by a dedication ceremony attended by (if possible) the mayor or a representative of Galway City.
We still have another $44,000 to raise! This is a community project. Please consider making a donation—any amount—either directly to MPHA or using this gofundme site.
Go to the Project website at https://sites.google.com/site/mphistorical/home/menlo-gates for more information on how to give, the cost estimate, and more.
*Approval of our drawings is being delayed by the debate over plans for a new library. We hope to see a resolution for our situation soon.
*Galway City, Ireland (where the village of Menlo is located) has recently made a donation of $500.
*We are truly saddened to report that original motivator and founder of this project, Ernst Meissner, passed away yesterday (Nov. 26th).