The Victoria Memorial Home
SAN ANSELMO HEARLD August 27,1920
The Victoria Memorial Home, an organization of former
Britishers, organized to provide a home for needy veterans of the late war,
last week made a deal for the D. C. Davies property near Manor. The property
consists of about nine acres, with a large roomy house, and R. Leach of
the Leach Realty Co., who represented the owner of the property, says it
will be used as a home for dependent or partly dependent people. The organization
had a piece of property near Napa which it intended to use for the purpose,
but decided that the climatic conditions and accessibility to San Francisco
made the Marin county site more desirable, so the property up there was
sold and this purchased. It will be known as the "Victorian Memorial
Home." A. J. Lang Realty Co. represented the purchasers in the deal.
The consideration is given as $10,500.
The road leading to the Victoria Memorial Home was lined with eucalyptus trees as shown in this early postcard of the 1920's. Some Fairfax residents may remember the home as the residence of the Bell family when they owned and operated Maiden Lane Kennels on the property.