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Folger Stable c.1905

Folger Estate Stable Historic District

 
 
Folger Stable c.1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Diane Phillips
1. Folger Stable c.1905 Marker
Inscription.  Erected by coffee magnate James A Folger II, and designed by Arthur Brown Jr., who designed the San Francisco Opera House and City Hall, the stable is an example of the so-called "Victorian Gothic Style". Famed for it's decorative elements, it had gas chandeliers, cobblestone floors and pink marble base panels (some still existing). The interior redwood paneling came from what is now Wunderlich Park and was stained to resemble mahogany.

The stable was built to meet the transportation needs of the family residence nearby (now remodeled and privately owned). It consisted of stalls, tack and harness rooms, carriage room, feed rooms, living quarters for staff, work shop and boiler room, with hay storage on the second floor.

The stable, sold to Martin Wunderlich in 1956 and donated along with 942 acres to the County of San Mateo in 1974, is still used as a horse facility. It serves as a reminder of the "Great Estates" period of the early 1900's in San Mateo County and an example of the continuing importance of equine activities in this area today. The Folger Estate Stable was designed by Arthur Brown Jr. and erected
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By Diane Phillips
2. Folger Stable c.1905 Marker
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by James A. Folger II in 1905. Owned by the County of San Mateo, the stable and associated structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 37° 24.639′ N, 122° 15.689′ W. Marker is in Woodside, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Woodside Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located just off the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4040 Woodside Road, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chinese Walls (within shouting distance of this marker); First Saw Mill (approx. half a mile away); Town of Searsville (approx. one mile away); Woodside Store (approx. 1.6 miles away); Our Lady of the Wayside (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Denis Church and Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hallidie Tramway (approx. 2˝ miles away); Portola Primary School (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodside.
 
Folger Stable c.1905 Marker and Walking Tour Map image. Click for full size.
By Mark Aubin
3. Folger Stable c.1905 Marker and Walking Tour Map
Folger Estate Stable, Marker and NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Aubin, June 19, 2012
4. Folger Estate Stable, Marker and NRHP Plaque
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By Mark Aubin, June 19, 2012
5. Folger Estate Stable Historic District Marker
The Folger Estate Stable was designed by Arthur Brown Jr. and erected by James A. Folger II in 1905. Owned by the County of San Mateo, the stable and associated structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, United States Department of the Interior.
Listed April 2004
Folger Stable image. Click for full size.
By Diane Phillips
6. Folger Stable
Folger Stable image. Click for full size.
By Diane Phillips
7. Folger Stable
Inside Folger Stable
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mark Aubin of Sunnyvale, California. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mark Aubin of Sunnyvale, California.   6. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   7. submitted on April 30, 2021, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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