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Panoramic view of proposed Santa Venetia neighborhood, San Rafael, California, 1914 [photograph]
Venetia Company, San Francisco
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
McMahan, Mabry
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Santa Venetia, 1914
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Pictured is a panoramic view of Santa Venetia, in San Rafael, California. This image is from a brochure published in 1914 by Mabry McMahan to promote his Santa Venetia (Marin County) development plan. 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 image from brochure : b&w ; 9 x 18 cm.
Original Documents Collection, S-17
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.)
Image from brochure "Views of Santa Venetia, The Newport of the West" ; Original Documents S-17

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