While two press releases for the project refer five times to the project as a restoration, it is a renovation, Ms. Lang and Ms. Daly said in a note to set the record straight.
For one thing, Ms. Lang said in a phone interview, the project did not undergo a historic structural review. "A lot of people have called it (a restoration) and they were all incorrect," she said. "We have said ad nauseam to them not to use 'restoration.'"
Finally, The Almanac story did not note the role of the Wunderlich family in the stable's history. Martin Wunderlich bought the 974-acre property that included the stable from coffee magnate James Folger II in 1956 and donated the property to San Mateo County in 1974, Ms. Lang said.
Advocates for the Folger Stable are now engaged in raising $1 million to create "The Bill and Jean Lane Endowment Fund," Ms. Lang said. The effort has reaped $850,000 so far and the group is looking for donors to help achieve the goal.