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Fountain Oaks, 15835 Carey Avenue, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB108625
West (entrance) Front

HB108626
South Lawn, Guest House In Distance

HB108627
South Lawn From Within Loggia

HB108628
View From Southeast

HB108629
North Front Of Garage, Main House In Distance

HB108630
Front Staircase

HB108631
Living Room Fireplace

HB108632
Living Room Fireplace Detail

HB108633
Flower Arranging Font, East End Of Main Hall, First Floor


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Item Title


Location
15835 Carey Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2100
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: "Fountain Oaks" is a superlative example of the many opulent ranch estates nestled in the foothills of the Santa Clara Valley. At its peak, the ranch contained some three dozen structures and over 500 acres of lawns, orchards, vegetable gardens, feeding lots, and grazing lands. It was originally the property of Kodak heiress Gertrude (Strong) Achilles. "Fountain Oaks" was also the home of Charles Kellogg, the "California Nature Singer."

Related Names
Kellogg, Charles
Achilles, Gertrude Strong


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST (ENTRANCE) FRONT
2. SOUTH LAWN, GUEST HOUSE IN DISTANCE
3. SOUTH LAWN FROM WITHIN LOGGIA
4. VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
5. NORTH FRONT OF GARAGE, MAIN HOUSE IN DISTANCE
6. FRONT STAIRCASE
7. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE
8. LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE DETAIL
9. FLOWER ARRANGING FONT, EAST END OF MAIN HALL, FIRST FLOOR


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