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Historic English manor recently sold for $19.5M has ties to Palo Alto's booze ban

Original post made on Jun 10, 2023

The 25-room English manor that recently sold for $19.5 million was known as one of the "finest" residences in Palo Alto when it was built 107 years ago. A century later, it became linked to the repeal of Stanford's alcohol ban.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 9:22 PM

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Posted by Miriam Palm
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 10, 2023 at 7:35 am

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Folks, your article says this property is in the "300 block of Hamilton" but the actual address, according to the link, is 865 Hamilton.

Posted by lindat
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 10, 2023 at 1:35 pm

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Thank you MIriam! I have fixed the typo.

- Linda

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 11, 2023 at 10:43 am

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So what was the downtown restaurant where he had the first legal drink?

Posted by densely
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 11, 2023 at 11:45 am

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From a 1995 article in SFGate:

"Located in the onetime lobby of the old President Hotel (now used for apartments), Henry's is remembered by local history buffs as the first place to serve a legal cocktail in downtown Palo Alto after a court order in 1971 ended decades of prohibition imposed on the business district by the family of Leland Stanford."

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