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Villa Montalvo, Montalvo Road, Saratoga, Santa Clara County, CA



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HB109773
North Front, Looking South

HB109774
Highway Entrance Gatepost

HB109775
West Flank, Looking North

HB109776
South Front, Partial View

HB109777
South Front From Oval Garden

HB109778
Detail Of Front Door, Inner Side

HB109779
Interior Entrance Column Detail

HB109780
Main Staircase And Front Entrance, Looking West

HB109781
Main Stair Landing And Entrance Detail


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Item Title


Location
Montalvo Road, Saratoga vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2048
Building/structure dates: 1914 initial construction
Significance: Villa Montalvo was built in 1912-1914 in the style of a sixteenth century Italian villa from the designs of the noted San Francisco architects Curlett and Gottschalk, and was formally landscaped by the Bay area's most renowned landscape architect, John McLaren. Villa Montalvo was originally the home of one of the region's greatest philanthropists, James Duval Phelan, one time Mayor of San Francisco and U.S. Senator. Phelan played host to dozens of notables in the political and art worlds at the estate, which remains one of the most visually impressive residential complexes in Santa Clara County.

Related Names
Mclaren, John


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH FRONT, LOOKING SOUTH
2. HIGHWAY ENTRANCE GATEPOST
3. WEST FLANK, LOOKING NORTH
4. SOUTH FRONT, PARTIAL VIEW
5. SOUTH FRONT FROM OVAL GARDEN
6. DETAIL OF FRONT DOOR, INNER SIDE
7. INTERIOR ENTRANCE COLUMN DETAIL
8. MAIN STAIRCASE AND FRONT ENTRANCE, LOOKING WEST
9. MAIN STAIR LANDING AND ENTRANCE DETAIL
SOUTH FRONT FROM OVAL GARDEN


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