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Our Regional Heritage

Original post made on May 24, 2010

In the early 1900s, what is now the Vallombrosa Center at 250 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park was the home of Edward Whiting Hopkins, nephew of transcontinental railroad builder Mark Hopkins. In 1947 the central 10 acres of the large estate was purchased by the Catholic Church and today is a retreat facility for men and women. ==I Photo courtesy of the Menlo Park Historical Association.==

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, May 23, 2010, 11:25 PM

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Posted by DThomas
a resident of another community
on May 24, 2010 at 11:14 am

I cannot believe that something is done for the average person and not for profit.
Is this facility still running? Is it still owned by the Catholic Church? How well is it maintained? I cannot locate any information on it on Google.
Why is it featured here online?
I am shocked to hear about something not having to do with just children and not the elderly.
Looking forward to more positive news out of the "golden cities of the Bay Area"

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