The Stow House was once the headquarters of Rancho La Patera. In 1871, William Whitney Stow, a legal counsel for Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, purchased 1,043 acres (4.22 km2) costing $28,677 for his son, Sherman P. Stow. Sherman Stow built a Carpenter Gothic Victorian style home on the site and moved into the house with his bride, Ida G. Hollister, in 1873. The family expanded the house in two major renovations in the 1880s and 1910s. The house was occupied by three generations of Stow descendants
The house museum displays family photographs and furniture, with stories of Sherman and Ida Stow and their many descendants.
This gorgeous, historic venue is available for daytime (until sunset) events. The property surrounding the home is quite charming.
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If ever in this area stop by this venue as it is well worth the time.