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Folger Stable c.1905

Folger Estate Stable Historic District

 
 
Folger Stable c.1905 Marker and Walking Tour Map image. Click for full size.
By Mark Aubin
1. Folger Stable c.1905 Marker and Walking Tour Map
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 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.
Folger Estate Stable, Marker and NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mark Aubin, June 19, 2012
2. Folger Estate Stable, Marker and NRHP Plaque

 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located just off the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4040 Woodside Road, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America.
 
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. 2.5 miles away); Hallidie Tramway ( approx. 2.5 miles away); Portola Primary School ( approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodside.
 
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Folger Estate Stable Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Aubin, June 19, 2012
3. 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mark Aubin of Sunnyvale, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Mark Aubin of Sunnyvale, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Clear readable photo of the marker. • Photos of the stable. • Can you help?
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