#0969 Home Site of Sarah Wallis


#0969 Home Site of Sarah Wallis

Site information:

S side of La Selva Dr between Military Way and Magnolia Dr, Palo Alto

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Homesite of Sarah Wallis
Mayfield Farm

Sarah Armstrong Wallis (1825–1905) was a pioneer in the campaign for women’s voting rights. In 1870 she was elected president of California’s first statewide suffrage organization which in 1873 incorporated as the California State Woman Suffrage Education Association. The home she built on this site, Mayfield Farm, was a center of suffrage activities attracting state and national leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ulysses S. Grant.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Womens Heritage Museum of Palo Alto and the City of Palo Alto, October 11, 1986.

Registered 9/2/1986