.

#856:  Ralston Hall

<< 1 2 3 >>

Location:

Campus of Notre Dame de Namur University, on Laxague Ave, Belmont

37.517113,-122.286793

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the plaque:

This redwood structure was completed in 1868 by William Chapman Ralston, San Francisco financier. Incorporating Count Cipriani's earlier villa, this enlarged mansion with its mirrored ballroom became the symbol of the extravagance of California's Silver Age. It anticipated features later incorporated into Ralston's Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Society, November 5, 1972.



2009 David Schmitt