McDonald Mansion

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McDonald Mansion
A gravel walkway lined with plants leads to a stately two-story home with a large porch.
Mableton, as it appeared in summer 2010.
Mableton is located in California
Location 1015 McDonald Ave.
Santa Rosa, California
Coordinates 38°27′1″N 122°42′15″W / 38.45028°N 122.70417°W / 38.45028; -122.70417Coordinates: 38°27′1″N 122°42′15″W / 38.45028°N 122.70417°W / 38.45028; -122.70417
Built 1877
Architectural style Stick/eastlake, Other, Stick
NRHP Reference # 74000560[1]
Polyanna filming August 1–7, 1959
Added to NRHP March 1, 1974

The McDonald Mansion, also known as Mableton, is an historic residence in Santa Rosa, California.[2] Built in 1877 as a summer home for the McDonald Family (whose primary home was in San Francisco),[3] in 1959 Mabelton's exterior was used in the filming of Walt Disney's Pollyanna.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Smith, Dave (November 3, 2011). "Ask Dave". D23. Archived from the original on November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. Congratulations on owning such an impressive landmark in Santa Rosa! Mableton, as the house is known, was built in 1877 and was the residence of Mrs. Juilliard MacDonald when Disney used its exteriors for the filming of Pollyanna. The actual filming took place at the house from August 1 to August 7, 1959. 
  3. ^ Connor, Ann M. Mableton. 1970