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Woodside: New motion filed in Jackling House litigation

Original post made on Jun 5, 2009

With a new demolition permit in the offing from the Woodside Town Council, defenders of the 1920s-era Jackling House are attempting to re-engage the same San Mateo County Superior Court judge who overturned a 2004 permit that would have given the go-ahead to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs to destroy the mansion he has owned for many years.


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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Jun 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

When I came back again with an architect friend who was visiting from Pasadena, I had to show him this Jackling House.He is from the Weld family of Boston whose history predates the present Queen Elizabeth, and lives in Pasadena in a really historical place and like many people in Woodside, does not have his gated property listed under his name. He, for privacy from historians of REALLY prominent Americans and not for business and tax exemptions.
I had given him a rundown on the ongoing feud about demolishing the house. His words were "I would do it in a second.It is a mess".
He knows Jacklings work and in spite of the run down condition, he said "this is not by any means historically worthy or even suitably located to show. It is one of Jackling's lesser efforts".
He pointed that the Gold Rush happened just 160 years ago, and the panning sight where gold was found would be more interesting.
When I told him that the house and Woodside sit directly on the St. Andreas fault line, he just laughed and asked me for a pick.
History is not made--it is deserved.


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Posted by Rivera
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jun 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

The OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE CHURCH deservedly got historical added a historical structure to make Woodside appear to have some history.It was done by a 19 year old architect's "apprentice" as his FIRST job and modeled after famous mision church in San Francisco around 1910.
It is adobe, but not pure Spanish with Georgian columns and other embellishments, but the architect was helped by some of the great architects of the time and rose to prominence himself, most in San Francisco and the Bay Area designing the bar at the Top of the Mark, Le Cirque at the Fairmont, and other quite famous buildings like the 450 Sutter Bldg. He also loved doing movie palaces of the 30's and he even did the Castro Theatre in Moorish style and is considered quite "camp". He was admitted to the BOHEMIAN CLUB and the FAMILY for those who never made it from the Peninsula which started the FAMILY which is where the second "string" goes. The architect died never having married. I purposely leave out his name because of the good reading it will make for you to understand the value of architecture and deserving honors.


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Posted by History
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Timothy Ludwig Pflueger


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Posted by Punxsutawney Phil
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jun 8, 2009 at 11:33 am

This topic again? Its starting to feel a lot like Ground Hog Day...


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Posted by M. Kelley
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

For those not interested in history or in architecture, which is one of my great loves, it would be a great addition to those who live in this area, to find the following book for your own collection, or the libraries. It makes a marvelous gift for friends with taste and you will identify with the most fabulous, still standing,prominent places people come all over the world to see.
Get ART DECO SAN FRANCISCO----The Architecture of Timothy Flueger who built OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE CHURCH in Portola Valley when he was only 19 and went on to do the most enchanting, places EVER. They are featured in HOLLYWOOD films and enrich our lives. I am seriously thinking of taking a class at Stanford since reading this beautiful book.I thank the discussion of the Jackling house for this discovery.


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Posted by M.Kelley
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Excuse me. I am not a dingbat actress, but misspelled his name:

TIMOTHY PFLUEGER

The name was posted by HISTORY above, but I just wanted to correct a slip of the keyboard.


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