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Finding Aid for the Decorative architectural pieces and photographs from the Jackling house (Woodside, Calif.) designed by George Washington Smith, circa 1925 0000329
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  • Custodial History note
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Decorative architectural pieces and photographs from the Jackling house (Woodside, Calif.) designed by George Washington Smith
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000329
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 16.0 Linear feet (6 boxes, one light fixture, and one door frame)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1925
    creator: Smith, George Washington, 1876-1930, American Architect

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of the Town of Woodside, January 2013.

    Preferred Citation note

    Decorative architectural pieces and photographs from the Jackling house (Woodside, Calif.) designed by George Washington Smith, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    During 1925 to 1926 architect George Washington Smith designed a house in Woodside, California for Daniel Cowan Jackling, a wealthy man involved in the copper mining business. The house, which was 17,000 square feet, had a large courtyard, landscaped gardens, open-air balconies, and a built-in pipe organ. The house was demolished in 2011, after a drawn out legal battle between the current owner and the city of Woodside. Before the house was demolished it was documented through photography and decorative architectural pieces were taken out of house and given to the Architecture and Design Collection.

    Scope and Content note

    Decorative architectural pieces and photographs from the Jackling house designed by George Washington Smith span 16 linear feet and date from circa 1925. The collection is composed of: one star shoulder wooden door frame from the organ room, one copper light fixture from the library, one iron wall sconce with shade, one thermostat, and decorative tiles from the organ room as well as the elevation opposite the arcade. The collection also includes two binders which contain photographs that document the house.

    Related Archival Materials note

    George Washington Smith papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Daniel C. (Daniel Cowan) Jackling Papers , M0093, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Smith, George Washington, 1876-1930, American Architect
    Architectural lighting
    Ceramic tile
    Doorframes