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

Ralston Hall

 
 
State Historic Landmark #856 image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, July 3, 1997
1. State Historic Landmark #856
Inscription. This redwood structure was completed in 1868 by William Chapman Ralston, San Francisco financier, incorporating Count Ciprianiís earlier villa. This enlarged mansion with its mirrored ballroom became the symbol of the extravagance of California's silver age. It anticipated features later incorporated into Ralston's Palace Hotel of San Francisco.
 
Erected 1972 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, California Historical Society. (Marker Number 856.)
 
Location. 37° 30.978′ N, 122° 17.228′ W. Marker is in Belmont, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Ralston Avenue. Touch for map. Plaque is attached to a large boulder near the front entrance to the mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Ralston Ave, Belmont CA 94002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Carlos Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); San Carlos Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); City of San Carlos Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thaddeus Kerns (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pan American Airways "Philippine Clipper" Martin (M-130) NC-14715
Ralston Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mathew H. Kohnen, circa July 3, 1997
2. Ralston Hall
Completed in 1868 by William Chapman Ralston, Ralston Hall became a symbol of the extravagance durring California's silver age. Many of its features would be incorporated into Ralston's Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Len Turner (approx. 2 miles away); A Monument to Water (approx. 2.8 miles away); S.M. Mezes (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,796 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on September 8, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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