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The McDonald Mansion, Santa Rosa CA

July 9, 2013
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Contractor – Masters Touch
Architect – Rynerson O’Brien
Contractor – Fixture Pro

It’s known as the McDonald Mansion and was built in the late 1870s by Col. Mark Lindsay McDonald, owner of Santa Rosa’s water company. According to About.com, the Stick-Eastlake style (a type of Victorian architecture) was meant to evoke the plantations along the Mississippi.

When featured in Disney’s PollyAnna, the filmmakers decided that the 14,000-square foot mansion could pass for Aunt Polly’s house–with a little help. The top two floors were painted on. That’s right. They were simply a matte painting added in post-production to look like this. (see below)

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Exterior photograph: George Shadow

Interior photograph: Rynerson O’Brien Architecture


HOAB Fresno City College, Fresno CA Bohemian Club, San Francisco CA
HOAB Fresno City College, Fresno CA
Bohemian Club, San Francisco CA

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