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
NRHP reference # 74000560[1]
Significant dates
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]

It was built in 1877 in the Victorian Stick/Eastlake style as a summer home for the McDonald Family, whose primary residence was in San Francisco.[3][full citation needed] In 1959 Mabelton's exterior was used in the filming of Walt Disney's Pollyanna.[2]

The McDonald Mansion is currently owned by technology entrepreneur John Webley.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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
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