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"Prof" denotes an unclassified Professorville home. "SHS" indicates homes on a Stanford Historical Society tour. "*" indicates that the owner accepted a centennial plaque.
Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Maple Street may be its name, but there are no maples growing there—magnolias are the street tree! The name Maple was chosen by the Crescent Park developers.
419
419 Maple Street
1929 2012 HHT Leslie Nichols  
420 Maple
420 Maple Street
2 National Register Birge Clark, architect
428
428 Maple Street
441
441 Maple Street
1926 2007 HHT Charles K. Sumner, architect
445
445 Maple Street
460
460 Maple Street
1930 3 Longueville and Price architect and builder
472
472 Maple Street / 1233 University Avenue
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Mariposa Avenue, part of the 1923 Southgate Subdivision, was originally developed in the 1920s and 1930s on land sold by the Trustees of Stanford to the Palo Alto Development Co. The ranch style homes were built later. Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, and the street name might have referring to the mariposa lily.
1500
1500 Mariposa Avenue
       
1511
1511 Mariposa Avenue
       
1512
1512 Mariposa Avenue
       
1519
1519 Mariposa Avenue
       
120
1520 Mariposa Avenue
       
1527
1527 Mariposa Avenue
       
1528
1528 Mariposa Avenue
       
1539
1539 Mariposa Avenue
       
1540
1540 Mariposa Avenue
       
1547
1547 Mariposa Avenue
       
1550
1550 Mariposa Avenue
       
1560
1560 Mariposa Avenue
       
1563
1563 Mariposa Avenue
       
1568
1568 Mariposa Avenue
       
1573
1573 Mariposa Avenue
       
1576
1576 Mariposa Avenue
       
1584
1584 Mariposa Avenue
       
1585
1585 Mariposa Avenue
       
1590
15901594 Mariposa Avenue
       
1591
1591 Mariposa Avenue
       
1595
1595 Mariposa Avenue
       
1599
1599 Mariposa Avenue
       
1601
1601 Mariposa Avenue
       
1605
1605 Mariposa Avenue
       
1613
1613 Mariposa Avenue
       
1621
1621 Mariposa Avenue
       
1624
1624 Mariposa Avenue
       
1628
1628 Mariposa Avenue
       
1629
1629 Mariposa Avenue
       
1632
1632 Mariposa Avenue
       
1637
1637 Mariposa Avenue
       
1645
1645 Mariposa Avenue
1939      
1648
1648 Mariposa Avenue
       
1650
1650 Mariposa Avenue
       
1652
1652 Mariposa Avenue
       
1653
1653 Mariposa Avenue
       
1654
1654 Mariposa Avenue
       
1661
1661 Mariposa Avenue
       
1669
1669 Mariposa Avenue
       
1677
1677 Mariposa Avenue
       
1680
1680 Mariposa Avenue
       
1685
1685 Mariposa Avenue
1939      
1693
1693 Mariposa Avenue
      Original house demolished in 2007.
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Martin Avenue is named for Tevis Martin who owned property in the Mayfair Subdivision.
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Matadero Avenue and Court are named for Matadero Creek which bordered Rancho Purisima Conception and Rancho del Corte de Madera. The local rancheros did their slaughtering here. Matadero is Spanish for place of slaughter or killing.
686 Matadero
686 Matadero Avenue
1934 4 George B. Moore, builder
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Maureen Drive was named for Maureen Prendergast, daughter of an executive of the Federal Housing Authority.
411
411 Maureen Drive
1952   Stern and Price
425
425 Maureen Drive
1952   remodeled Stern and Price
439
439 Maureen Drive
1952   remodeled Stern and Price
440
440 Maureen Drive
ca 2012    
452
452 Maureen Drive
ca 2012    
453
453 Maureen Drive
1952   Stern and Price
464
464 Maureen Drive
1952   Stern and Price
467
467 Maureen Drive
ca 2020    
476
476 Maureen Drive
1952   Stern and Price
481
481 Maureen Drive
ca 2011    
488
488 Maureen Drive
ca 2010    
495
495 Maureen Drive
1952    
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Mayfield refers to the town of Mayfield, founded in 1867 before the establshment of the university. Mayfield had a very colorful history and was situated between El Camino Real and the railraod tracks around what is now the California Avenue shopping area.

565565 Mayfield, Stanford
1899 Charles Hodges Dunn-Bacon House
572
572 Mayfield, Stanford
1896 Charles Hodges Grove-Lasuen House
624
624 Mayfield, Stanford
1921 – 1923; demolished   Frank Delos Wolfe
658 Mayfield, Stanford 1926   John K. Branner Robert L. Templeton, original owner

676
676 Mayfield, Stanford
1926 2012 SHS Charles K. Sumner, architect
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Meadow Drive is today identified as East Meadow Drive, West Meadow Drive , or East Meadow Circle. The name was changed from Diss Road in 1953 as real estate tracts were developed beginning in the late 1940s. It possibly was derived from the Fairmeadow Eichler homes built on the southern side of Diss Road.
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Melville Avenue is named for Herman Melville (1819–1891). A section of Melville once had the name Katherine street. The name Katherine is visible on the curb at Melville and Fulton (2007).
116 Melville Avenue    
305
305 Melville Avenue
1901 Professorville
315
315 Melville Avenue
1903 4
321
321 Melville Avenue
1902 Professorville
325
325 Melville Avenue
1958/1961 Professorville
330
330 Melville Avenue
c. 1900 Professorville
335
335 Melville Avenue
c. 1958 Professorville
340
340 Melville Avenue
1987 Professorville
353
353 Melville Avenue
1897 3
363
363 Melville Avenue

new house
1897 (top) demolished
rebuilt 2013
Professorville
409
409 Melville Avenue
1901 Professorville
433
433 Melville Avenue
1894
recently restored
2 pre-restoration photo
440
440 Melville Avenue
1926 Professorville
450
450 Melville Avenue
1983 Replacement for 450, 454, 458, 462, 466, and 470 Melville

453 Melville Avenue
1897 demolished 1993 3 demolished for garden at 465
465
465 Melville Avenue
1994   originally 1898, category 3
469
469 Melville Avenue
c. 1910  
475
475 Melville Avenue
1911 2
480
480 Melville Avenue
c. 1958  
500
500 Melville Avenue
1904 3
530
530 Melville Avenue
1904
541
541 Melville Avenue
1951 St. Anne's Chapel
560
560 Melville Avenue
1926 4 Originally 1301 Cowper
567
567 Melville Avenue
1908 2 Ernest Coxhead Palo Alto Club
580
580 Melville Avenue
c. 1927
601
601 Melville Avenue
1905 1 National Register 1994 HHT A.W. Smith Theophilus Allen House; History article
610
610 Melville Avenue
c. 1916
651 Melville
651- 653 Melville
652
652 Melville Avenue
c. 1925
659 Melville
659 Melville
c. 1918
2016 photo
662 Melville Avenue
c. 1925
2016 photo
667 Melville
c. 1910
2016 photo
672 Melville Avenue
c. 1958
677 Melville 1909 *
2016 photo
680 Melville Avenue
c. 1921 front
alternate view
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Middlefield Road was called El Camino de en Medio by the early Spanish settlers. In late 1851 "Steinberger's Fence" was built along the northeast side of the road in what is today Menlo Park and Atherton to border the edge of the marshland. By 1853, this fence was referred to as the Middle Field Fence and the road assumed that name as well. In 1878 the State Legislature made the designation official.
101 Middlefield
101 Middlefield Road / 710 Palo Alto Avenue
1913 4 View from Palo Alto Avenue
133 Middlefield
133 Middlefield Road
1917  
125
125 Middlefield Road
1907 *
201 Middlefield
201 Middlefield Road
1915 Henry A. Hoyt, builder Cost to build: $2,400
251
251 Middlefield Road
1913 4 John Dudfield, owner/builder Dudfield lived here until 1925. Cost to build: $8,500
318
318 Middlefield Road
c. 1997 318
history and 1890 photo
319
319 Middlefield Road
c. 1915
325
325 Middlefield Road
c. 1928

328 Middlefield Road
c. 2013 328
336
336 Middlefield Road
c. 1901
344
344 Middlefield Road
1911
345
345 Middlefield Road
c. 1921
351
351 Middlefield Road
c. 1924
352
352 Middlefield Road
c. 1914
359
359 Middlefield Road
360 Middlefield Road 1914
405
405 Middlefield Road
c. 1900
415
415 Middlefield Road
c. 1910
425 Middlefield Road c. 1925 Dental office
435 Middlefield Road
603
603 Middlefield Road
c. 1922
615
615 Middlefield Road
c. 1916
623
623 Middlefield Road
1900
628
628 Middlefield Road
1916 2 John Hudson Thomas
633
633 Middlefield Road
1910
707
707 Middlefield Road
1912
711
711 Middlefield Road
1913 Built for Alice Baker for $2,500
719
719 Middlefield Road
c. 1983
727
727 Middlefield Road
c. 1918
735
735 Middlefield Road
c. 1924
744 Middlefield Road Dental office
752
752 Middlefield Road
1912
759
759 Middlefield Road
c. 1964 newer apartment house
800 block
800 Middlefield Road
  apartment complex
801
801 Middlefield Road
c. 1961  
827
827 Middlefield Road
c. 1926  
835
835 Middlefield Road
c. 1990  
853
853 Middlefield Road
  853
Channing Avenue view
880
880 888 Middlefield Road
  880
alternate view
905
905 Middlefield Road
  905
alternate view
925
925 Middlefield Road
c. 1905  
935
935 Middlefield Road
c. 1949  
940
940 Middlefield Road
  940
Street view
945
945 Middlefield Road
 
953
953 Middlefield Road
c. 1922  
980
980 Middlefield Road
 

1003
1003 Middlefield Road
c. 1922
1295 Middlefield Road   Trinity Luthern Church
theater
1305 Middlefield Road
1932 1 Birge Clark
1320
1320 Middlefield Road
c. 1920
1410
1410 Middlefield Road
1924 Birge Clark
1420
1420 Middlefield Road
1924 Birge Clark
1430
1430 Middlefield Road
1924 Birge Clark
1440
1440 Middlefield Road
1924 Birge Clark
1730 Middlefield Road 1904
2220
2220 Middlefield Road
c. 1937

2240
2240 Middlefield Road
1938 2009 HHT Marcus Stedman Addition to front made in 2015 (not pictured)
3287
3287 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3290
3290 Middlefield Road
Our Lady of the Rosary
3291
3291 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3297
3297 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3300
3300 Middlefield Road
c. 1969
3301
3301 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3305
3305 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3308
3308 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3311
3311 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3316
3316 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3321
3321 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3324
3324 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3332
3332 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3333
3333 Middlefield Road
c. 1961 Los Arboles Eichler
3340
3340 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3348
3348 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3356
3356 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3364
3364 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3372
3372 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3373
3373 Middlefield Road
church
3380
3380 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3388
3388 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3391
3391 Middlefield Road
church
3396
3396 Middlefield Road
c. 1959 Los Arboles Eichler
3414
3414 Middlefield Road
c. 1952 Original house on property sub-divided for Stern and Price homes built in 1952
3428
3428 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3442
3442 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3456
3456 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3470
3470 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3484
3484 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3498
3498 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3500
3500 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3505
3505 Middlefield Road
Peninsula Bible Church
3510
3510 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3520
3520 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3530
3530 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3540
3540 Middlefield Road
1952 Stern and Price
3549
3549 Middlefield Road
1965 AME Zion Church
3556
3556 Middlefield Road
c. 1956 Eichler
3570
3570 Middlefield Road
c. 1956 Eichler
3573
3573 Middlefield Road
c. 1936  
3582
3582 Middlefield Road
c. 1956 Eichler
3585
3585 Middlefield Road
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
The name of this street located on San Jual Hill, is from the Spanish for "glance" or "gaze".
618
618 Mirada, Stanford
1909 2004 HHT Arthur Bridgeman Clark Arthur and Birge did much of the construction work
623
623 Mirada, Stanford
1919 National Register A. B. Clark, Birge Clark Lou Henry Hoover House
634
634 Mirada, Stanford
1922   Birge Clark  
639
639 Mirada, Stanford
2014 photos   639 construction
alternate view
649 Mirada
649 Mirada, Stanford
1917   John K. Branner Payson Treat, original owner lived there until 1972.
662 Mirada
662 Mirada, Stanford
1917   Lou Henry Hoover and children lived here while her house was being built.
678 Mirada, Stanford 1924   John K. Branner Carl Lucas Alsberg, original owner
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Miramonte Avenue is part of the 1923 southgate Subdivision. There are two possible origins for the name. It might honor the early California Miramontez/Miramontes family. Maria Luisa Soto de Copinger Greer's daughter Manuela Copinger married Antonio Miramontez. Or, it could simply be a derivation of the Spanish for "look at the hill", "mira monte".
220
220 Miramonte
1926 4 Christopher Cook, builder Originally 301 Portola
260
260 Miramonte
1926 4 Christopher Cook, builder Originally 306 Madrone
560
560 Miramonte
c. 1932 The slanted entrance is evidence that this was originally a grocery store.
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Miranda Avenue and Miranda Green are named for Juana Briones de Miranda who purchased Rancho Purisima Concepcion in 1844. An ancient oak on this street was dedicated as Palo alto's Bicentennial Tree in 1976.
Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Monroe Drive is named for the property owner, L. G. Monroe.
449
449 Monroe Drive
1899 2   Moved from 225 Homer
Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
Moreno Avenue is named for the property owner at the time the street was platted. Moreno means "brown" in Spanish. Part of this street was originally known as elmdale.
Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Buildert Other
Murdoch Drive and Murdoch Court are named for H. Murdoch whose family once owned the property Stern and Price developed in 1952.
3420
3420 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3426
3426 Murdoch Drive
2012   new home built summer 2012
3432
3432 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price Remodeled and expanded
3438
3438 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3441
3441 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3444
3444 Murdoch Court
c. 1983  
3450
3450 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3451
3451 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3456
3456 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3461
3461 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3462
3462 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3468
3468 Murdoch Court
c. 1990   replacement home
3474
3474 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3480
3480 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3481
3481 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3486
3486 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3491
3491 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3492
3492 Murdoch Court
1952 Stern and Price
3501
3501 Murdoch Drive
1952 / 1979 Stern and Price Expanded and remodeled; 1979 William McIlhenney
3510
3510 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price Expanded and remodeled
3519
3519 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price Expanded and remodeled
3520
3520 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3530
3530 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3555
3555 Murdoch Drive
1952 Stern and Price
3573
3573 Murdoch Drive
Eichler
3595
3595 Murdoch Drive
Eichler
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
150 Nevada
150 Nevada Avenue
c. 1942
159 Nevada
159 Nevada Avenue
c. 1948
160 Nevada
160 Nevada Avenue
c. 1941
170 Nevada
170 Nevada Avenue
c. 1941
180 Nevada
180 Nevada Avenue
c. 1923
410 Nevada
410 Nevada Avenue
  Undergoing a remodel, summer 2016
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Address Year Inventory Award Tour Architect/Builder Other
North California, on the bay side of Alma street, has been so identified since 1927 when Mayfield was annexed. Before that, since 1912, it was identified as California Avenue on maps. It ran from the railroad trackes to the Henry Seale home near Webster Street.
cottages
218 North California Avenue
1929 3 Paul Rowan Smith
cottages
224 North California Avenue
1929 3 Paul Rowan Smith
cottages
226 North California Avenue
1929 3 Paul Rowan Smith
cottages
230 North California Avenue
1929 3 Paul Rowan Smith
355
355 North California
1925 3   L. E. Kingham
450
450 North California Avenue
1937 2   Streamline Moderne
453
453 North California
c. 1938  

 

 

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