Perfect Shot: Folger Stable

Photographer Frances Freyberg captures this Perfect Shot of the Folger Stable in Woodside. If the stable’s Art Deco design seems familiar, it’s because the same architect had his hands on many notable Bay Area landmarks. Arthur Brown Jr.’s resume includes Stanford’s Hoover Tower, San Francisco City Hall and Coit Tower; however, one of his earliest projects was designing the stable and surrounding buildings in 1905 for the estate of James A. Folger II, heir to the Folger Coffee Company. The stable is currently open to rent for horses (an enclosed stall runs $1,000 a month) while the original Carriage Room, located within the main stable, has been transformed into a museum to showcase local history; it’s open to the public on Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM.

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