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 hosting up to 200 guests.

PGAdesign created a plan to return the grounds of the Stanford Mansion to the design of its 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. When new elements were needed for irrigation and lighting improvements, they were sensitively inserted into the site’s historic fabric. PGAdesign also developed a complete landscape design for an adjacent parcel. The design, which includes lawns and a formal plaza, 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 hosting up to 200 guests.

PGAdesign created a plan to return the grounds of the Stanford Mansion to the design of its 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. When new elements were needed for irrigation and lighting improvements, they were sensitively inserted into the site’s historic fabric. PGAdesign also developed a complete landscape design for an adjacent parcel. The design, which includes lawns and a formal plaza, 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