|Post Card- Spreckel's Mansion|
What mistake was made, you may ask?
You see, in the beginning of my book I mention an 1895 article in the San Francisco Call, where writer Joaquin Miller compared the beautiful stonework of the Preston School to that of the "Spreckels Palace" in San Francisco. Well, at the time of researching this information, the only " Palace" I could find that the Spreckels family was involved in was the Palace of the Legion of Honor. My mistake was not checking the date of construction of that building, as I would have immediately noticed it was built after Preston Castle, not before. For that I apologize.
So then, what was this "Palace" that Joaquin Miller
|After 1906 earthquake|
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Photos: by the California State Library, California History Room
via Calisphere, California Historical Society, State Archives and historical post card.