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Former Jackling home focus of exhibit

Original post made on Oct 8, 2011

The former home of copper baron Daniel C. Jackling may have been demolished, but in Woodside it is not forgotten. A new exhibit at the Woodside Community Museum is devoted to Mr. Jackling and the home. Steve Jobs owned the property and had long planned to build a home there. He also made many efforts to find a new location for the Jackling house.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 7, 2011, 11:45 AM

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

DO YOU HAVE ANY RECENT PHOTOS OF THE HOUSE WHEN STEVER JOBS BUILT IT?
THE HOUSE WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF FAMED ARCHITECT JACKLING'S WORST EFFORTS AND WAS IN A DELAPIDATED STATE WHE JOBS BOUGHT IT.
TO ALL OF YOU WHO BEND AND TWIST THE TRUTH, I HOPE YOUR INTEREST IN THIS NON SUBJECT DURING THE WEEK OF JOBS' DEATH GETS ANY RESPECT.
IT BELONGS TO THOSE SOCIETIES WHO EXIST FOR THEMSELVES DURING THESE HARD TIMES WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS, AND THE ECONOMY FAILING AND THIS IS NOT A PAGE ONE ISSUE WITH 90 YEAR OLD ARCHITECTUAL PHOTOS.


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Posted by R. GORDON
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

As for contributor, Barbara Woods "special assignment" on the Jackling House, let it be known that the majority of the mansions of any quality are mostly in Montecito, CA. and are palaces compared to this delapidated mess which is an insult to Steve not (STEVER) Jobs.

An unfortunated book is coming out about the Peninsula THEN AND NOW which tells some very telling and not attractive stories by former well bred and not noveau citizens of the entire San Mateo County.
It is a CHINATOWN of sorts and makes examples of people much like Otis Chandler and wife got outed.


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Posted by About the organ
a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

"The original organ, with 19 sets of pipes, was expanded to a 71-pipe organ in 1938"

This makes no sense. The rebuilt organ had over 3000 pipes. It might have had 71 'stops' after the rebuild but I don't think it had 71 'ranks' of pipes.

Whether or not the house was worth saving the organ represented the finest residence organ installation in northern California, if not the entire state. While there were many impressive installations east of the Mississippi there were very few in the west. The damage due to neglect was significant. Pipes taken as souvenirs, the roll collection stolen, the console was set afire, leaking roofs, its just all very sad.


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Posted by Sister Andrea Marie
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2016 at 12:48 am

I realize that this post is several years old, however I have great news regarding the reinstalment of the magnificent Jackling pipe organ. The organ will be installed at St. Simon church in Los Altos, CA, funded by donations raised by parashioners and the Dioceses of San Jose. It's estimated that the installation will be completed in 2018, and the organ to be played by renowned organist Li Kon Lam.


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