Porter House

Built in 1912 for Harry D. and Awlina Porter, this Renaissance Revival home is in Woodland, California.

The son of a business man and bank president, A.D. Porter, Harry D. Porter helped develop the Porter Building in 1913 on Main Street to posthumously honor his father.

Awlina was the daughter of Amos and Mary Gable (of the Gable Mansion down the street, which is a California Historic Landmark). Harry and Awlina’s daughter, Mary, was born in the mansion as they were waiting on their house to be completed.

The couple lived here until their deaths in 1965 (Harry) and 1957 (Awlina). Mary lived in the house with relatives, selling it in 2002 to its current homeowners.

It received the city’s Heritage Home award in 2007.

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