Within three miles of The PowerHouse stands The Plant Manor, a grand turn-of-the-century estate still rich in the details commissioned by mining tycoon and investor William Boyce Thompson. In 1912, Thompson hired Carrère and Hastings to design his weekend riverside home – alongside those of his fellow financiers -- in the Renaissance Revival style. He named it Alder Manor, after his hometown of Alder Gulch, Montana.
Exactly a century later, Lela Goren Group purchased the Manor, and is bringing new communities to Thompson’s carefully cultivated sanctuary. People getting married, having parties, holding corporate events.
Filmmakers, photographers, artists, and musicians weaving the Manor into their work. Social change organizations enjoying discounted rates and rare access to an inspirational space. In short: people coming together and making things happen.