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Woodside: Bell tolls for Jackling house

Original post made on Mar 16, 2010

Uphold Our Heritage, the preservation-oriented group trying to save Woodside's historic Jackling house, has been dealt another blow. A San Mateo County Superior Court judge has overruled Uphold's objections to plans by Apple Corp. chief executive Steve Jobs, the owner of the 82-year-old mansion, to destroy it and replace it with a modern home.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by L Ellison
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Mar 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Money talks.


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Posted by Good taste
a resident of another community
on Aug 10, 2010 at 8:18 am

I think Mr. Jobs knew that house was not a testament to "CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL" a great deal better than most. He lived there in that Jackling house which was one of the poorest examples of architect George Washington Smith's talents. His homes in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area made the ugly Jackling house was not designed for posterity and was a hideous example ot the style.
Mr. Jobs did offer to let the home be dismantled for a long period and he was a total gentleman through the entire fiasco. I am pleased with the outcome and his washing his hands on such nonsense. If you want historic, look at the HUNTINGTON in Southern CA. This Jackling house looks like an out house compared to it...I doubt if Mr.Jobs wanted to have his name attached on a plaque for having donated the hideous thing.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 10, 2010 at 9:24 am

The only thing "Uphold Our Heritage" accomplished was wasting a tremendous amount of people's time and money.

This is PRIVATE PROPERTY and, as the judge rightly noted, was quickly becoming a public health and safety hazard. It should have been demolished years ago.

Good luck to Mr. Jobs and his family with their new home... which will end up being far more historic.


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