Our Regional Heritage
U.S. Senator Charles N. Felton with his granddaughter, Marie Louise Elkins, in the 1870s. (No information was available about the dog.) Sen. Felton built a pink-frescoed mansion on 35 acres north of Encinal Avenue near the train tracks that was called Felton Gables. The home was visited by three presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and Ulysses S. Grant. The source of Sen. Felton's fortune was his investment in the Comstock Lode, which he later sold for $190,000.