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Map of proposed Santa Venetia development, San Rafael, California, 1914 [map]
Date Created and/or Issued
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Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Santa Venetia, 1914
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This map, issued in August 1914 by Mabry McMahan, illustrates his proposed development of Santa Venetia, in San Rafael, California. McMahan was responsible for filling in Santa Venetia's marshland and creating a series of canals, on which he hoped to create a luxury subdivision modeled after the Italian city of Venice. McMahan's plans failed to be realized due to the economic hardships of WWI. After WWII, San Venetia was developed into one of San Rafael's residential neighborhoods, although not in the style envisioned by McMahan.
1 map : col ; 57 x 71 cm
Original Documents Collection, S-17
San Rafael (Calif.)--Maps
Real property--California--Santa Venetia
Santa Venetia (Calif.)--History
Real estate development--California--Marin County
McMahan, Mabry
Marin County (Calif.)
San Rafael (Calif.)
Santa Venetia (Calif.)

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