The folks at the historic Dougherty Mission House have added a pavilion in honor of Bill Cole, who worked tirelessly for years to help restore the house and bring the museum to fruition. Bill passed away in 2020. The pavilion project was chosen by the Cole family and designed by Marty Klein.
I believe the Dougherty tours have finished up for the season, but if you haven’t toured the house yet, be sure and schedule a stop there when they open up again in the spring. The house is a living memorial to Peter Dougherty and his work on the Old Mission Peninsula.
Old Mission Gazette is Reader Supported.
Click Here to Keep the Gazette Going.
They are also always looking for docents, too, if you have a couple extra hours to spare here and there.
Check out the photos of the Cole Pavilion below. Read the captions for more info.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb