Stanford Mansion State Historical Park

Location: Sacramento


The stunning Sacramento mansion and grounds of California Governor Leland Stanford have been restored to their original glory, now serving as a public museum as well as a venue for official state events, capable of hosting up to
200 guests.

PGAdesign created a plan for returning the grounds to their 1872 period of significance, with repairs painstakingly undertaken to preserve original qualities. Historic paths retain their original alignment, materials and detailing; missing pieces were custom-made to match the originals. Where needed for irrigation and lighting improvements, new elements were sensitively inserted into the site’s historic fabric. PGAdesign also developed a complete landscape design for an adjacent parcel. The design, which includes a formal plaza and lawns, is aesthetically sympathetic to the site’s historic grounds.

awards

  • 2007 Victorian Society in America
  • 2006 California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
  • 2006 Preservation Award, Sacramento County Historical Society
  • 2006 California Heritage Council.

 

Location: Sacramento

Project Type: Historic Parks + Recreation

The stunning Sacramento mansion and grounds of California Governor Leland Stanford have been restored to their original glory, now serving as a public museum as well as a venue for official state events, capable of hosting up to
200 guests.

PGAdesign created a plan for returning the grounds to their 1872 period of significance, with repairs painstakingly undertaken to preserve original qualities. Historic paths retain their original alignment, materials and detailing; missing pieces were custom-made to match the originals. Where needed for irrigation and lighting improvements, new elements were sensitively inserted into the site’s historic fabric. PGAdesign also developed a complete landscape design for an adjacent parcel. The design, which includes a formal plaza and lawns, is aesthetically sympathetic to the site’s historic grounds.

awards

  • 2007 Victorian Society in America
  • 2006 California Preservation Foundation (CPF) Excellence in Historic Preservation Award
  • 2006 Preservation Award, Sacramento County Historical Society
  • 2006 California Heritage Council.

 

Scroll Up