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Portola Valley in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Our Lady of the Wayside

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
1. Our Lady of the Wayside Marker
Inscription. Built in 1912 this country church was the first executed design of noted architect, Timothy L. Pflueger, who had just begun work for James Miller. An awareness of the Spanish California Missions inspired the style, which contrasts with the large commercial buildings and art deco theaters for which Pflueger later became notable. Construction of this Catholic Church was initiated by a non-denominational club, The Family.

California Registered Historical Landmark No.909

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Town of Portola Valley, September 4, 1977.
 
Erected 1977 by State Department of Parks and Recreation and the Town of Portola Valley. (Marker Number 909.)
 
Location. 37° 23.028′ N, 122° 14.042′ W. Marker is in Portola Valley, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Portola Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 930 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hallidie Tramway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portola Primary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Searsville
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By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
2. Our Lady of the Wayside Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); First Saw Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Casa de Tableta (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Chinese Walls (approx. 2.4 miles away); Folger Stable c.1905 (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Denis Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portola Valley.
 
Regarding Our Lady of the Wayside. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 909 on 5/12/1977.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.LandmarksNotable Buildings
 
Our Lady of the Wayside image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
3. Our Lady of the Wayside
Our Lady of the Wayside Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2009
4. Our Lady of the Wayside Courtyard
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Historic American Buildings Survey (LOC)
5. Our Lady of the Wayside
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction Significance: This church was built for the growing Catholic community at Portola Valley, with the assistance of a men's club called The Family.
HABS CAL,41-PORVA,2-
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