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San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Gate House

 
 
The Gate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
1. The Gate House Marker
Inscription. The Gate House, the Boyd's guest house, was completed in 1880 by Ira B. Cook, the great grandfather of Miss Louise A. Boyd. With the adjoining park, it was donated to the City of San Rafael in 1905 and has been Marin County Historical Society's Museum since 1959.
This plaque commemorates the fiftieth year of the Marin County Historical Society.
 
Erected 1985 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.521′ N, 122° 31.754′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is at the intersection of B Street and Mission Avenue, on the left when traveling north on B Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1125 B Street, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Rafael Arcangel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (about 800 feet away); The Belrose Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 1.5 miles
The Gate House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
2. The Gate House Marker
The marker is located at the entrance to Boyd Memorial Park.
away); Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenbrae Brickyard Superintendent's Cottage (approx. 2.3 miles away); Green Brae Brick Kiln (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dixie Schoolhouse (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Rafael.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Entrance Gate to Boyd Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
3. The Entrance Gate to Boyd Memorial Park
The Gate House and Marin County Historical Society Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
4. The Gate House and Marin County Historical Society Museum
The Gate House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
5. The Gate House
Information Displayed at the Marin County Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2013
6. Information Displayed at the Marin County Museum
Louise Boyd was born into one of the wealthiest families in Marin, and at age thirty-three, became heiress to a sizable fortune. She used her money to fund her eight Arctic expeditions and maintain her elegant lifestyle at Maple Lawn. Her inheritance came from her father, a mining magnate, John F. Boyd, and from her mother, Louise Arner, whose inheritance was from her great-uncles, Seth and Daniel Cook. The source of all this wealth was gold.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Maple Lawn Mansion, now the Elks Club. • Can you help?
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