Walking Tour: San Mateo
Tour the Victorian Maynard House in San Mateo. The Senator was one of the first paddlesteamers to offer regular service between San Francisco and Sacramento in 1849. Owned by the brothers Lafayette and John Maynard, it earned millions during the Gold Rush. John used part of his share to build this classic Tuscan Villa Italianate Victorian in 1879. A combination of preservation and restoration show how such a building can be a comfortable home today, 140 years after it was built. Large sunny rooms and wide hallways exemplify genteel Victorian life. Tour restricted to 25, please RSVP to 650.299.0104, ext. 220. Address provided upon registration.
Difficulty Level: Easy, but home is not ADA accessible due to stairs