Fully renovated in 2010, the circa 1905 Folger Stable is located in Wunderlich Park. This architectural and historic treasure was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., in partnership with Henry Schulze. Later in his career, Brown gained fame for his work on Coit Tower, the War Memorial Opera House and City Hall in San Francisco. The entire Folger estate is a remarkable example of Woodside's "Great Estates" era.

The Folger Stable and the surrounding buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in April of 2004. The protected structures in the Historic District include:

  • the main stable building
  • the carriage house
  • the stone walls lining the roads on the grounds
  • the blacksmith barn
  • the cold house

For many years the Stable was slowly deteriorating, with no public funds available to preserve the main building or the surrounding Carriage House, Blacksmith Barn, Cold House, and stone walls. The Friends spearheaded the capital campaign to raise the funds to restore the stable to its original glory.

The renovation of the Folger Stable began on December 1, 2008, and was completed in April of 2010. Today the beautifully renovated Folger Estate Stable is a precious historical treasure. It is still operated as a public horse-boarding facility, one of the few left on the Peninsula.

The Carriage House was also in need of repair. The Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks began renovation of the Carriage House in conjunction with the main Stable restoration, and completed work on the Carriage House after the Stable restoration was finished.

In 2014, the Blacksmith Barn was renovated with support from a partnership between San Mateo County Department of Parks and CHAPS (Community Horse Advocacy Program for San Mateo County). The Friends also generously contributed to this project.

As you walk through the area, you will be transported to another time.

Folger Estate Stable Historic District Walking Tour map and brochure

Wunderlich Park Map