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Payne-Douglass Hall [slide]

Architect:
Curlett, William
Gardener:
Gado, Amedeo
Creator:
Victoria Manor
Owner:
Menlo School and College
Former owner:
Douglass, Leon Forrest Mr Mrs
Payne, Theodore F. Mr Mrs
Rathborne, Lawrence Maj
Provenance:
Douglass, Earl S
Physical description:
1 slide: col
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, California, San Mateo County, Atherton
California
Atherton
Date:
1930
Notes:
Douglass Hall is piece of the property that accompanied one of the first country homes of the area. Between 1906 and 1910 the present house was built of steel and concrete in the Italianate style. It was one of the first homes built in such a manner to withstand earthquakes. Mrs. Payne purchased most of the furniture, fixtures and statuary while in Europe. The home was later inhabited by Mr. Leon Forrest Douglass, inventor of the phonograph and "Technicolor" motion pictures. In a small garden pool he conducted underwater photographic experiments. In times since, the house has been used as both a school and convalescent home for wounded soldiers.
Topic:
Spring
Gates--iron
Colonnades
Fences--wrought iron
Flower beds
Local number:
CA278001
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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