Glenn H. Johnson Construction is proud to partner with Conference Point Center on the demolition of the 139 year old Oak Lawn lake side cottage and the construction of the new Geneva Lake Lodge.
The 3-story lakeside summer cottage (affectionately known as the Oak Lawn building) was privately owned and originally built in 1878. In 1919 the building was sold to Conference Point Center. For many years the camp has used the building as a retreat for ministers, Christian groups and individuals.
Oak Lawn will be replaced with a two-story residence and meeting center, designed with neoclassical architecture. The 27 rooms in the new Geneva Lake Lodge will feature double queen beds and private bathrooms. There will be no kitchens however guests will be invited go to the center’s dining hall for meals. The Geneva Lake Lodge will keep the historical flavor of the property, but will include all of the modern amenities and ADA accessibility that the old building never had. Primarily designed as a place to sleep, guests will be encouraged to get out during the day and enjoy the lakefront and outdoors. A stone terrace will be built with a view of the lake and the building will boast upper and lower level lobbies and a large meeting room.
Some of the interior and exterior touches of the old building will be salvaged with an eye toward incorporating them into the new building.
Construction started October 23rd and completed July 2018.