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Historic Woodside estate is still a summer home for the Fleishhacker family

Original post made on Nov 20, 2013

Not long after the 1906 earthquake, Mortimer Fleishhacker, a successful San Francisco businessman, decided he wanted to build his family a summer home in the country and began buying property, eventually totaling 75 acres, in the heart of Woodside.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 8:37 PM

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Posted by The Witter Clan
a resident of Woodside School
on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

It's wonderful to have such a lovely and long-lasting family legacy.
In addition, the Fleishackers have been supportive Woodside neighbors.
The horse community is especially grateful for their making the Green Gable Trail a safe and enjoyable reality.

Many thanks to a great Family!

Happy Trails to you all!

Becky & Kip Witter


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Posted by Stephanie Anderson
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:35 am

I was lucky enough to visit Green Gables as the guest of Mort & Franny Fleishhacker some 15 years ago. The Roman pool was simply breathtaking, as was the view of the western hills. What a magical place.


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Posted by Michael Amodt
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

As a life-long fan of its architect, Charles Sumner Greene, it was a thrill and privilege to tour Green Gables when the Fleishackers generously offered it as a decorator show house many years ago. It was an unforgettable day. Many thanks to the family.

Michael Amodt
Willow Glen/San Jose


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Posted by Julie
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm

What an interesting and enjoyable article!

Thank you.


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Posted by TOM ASCARIZ
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Hello, my name isTom Ascariz i lived in woodside as a child into my teens, i lived on alta vista rd. i think the article was great.


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Posted by Mike Prevot
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm

What a really well written article on the Family & their home!


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