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In 1914, Fremont Older, an unconventional local newspaper editor and his wife Cora, an author and historian, moved into their "Woodhills" home. Designed and built by architect Frank Delos Wolfe, the home was quite unusual for the time. The Olders hosted many literary, artistic, and political guests during their years in the home. In 1975, the District purchased the property and the house was scheduled for demolition. Mort and Elaine Levine, local newspaper publishers, wanted to see the journalistic legacy of Fremont Older and "Woodhills" preserved. The District Board voted and approved a long-term lease with the Levines who absorbed the cost of the home’s restoration, which was completed in 1979. The Levines still live at "Woodhills."
Produced by Midpeninsula Media Center, May 2011
This video is posted here in its short form.
The full length version is available to the public at the following locations:
• Oral History and Community Memory Archive, CSU Monterey Bay • California History Center, De Anza College • Saratoga Historical Foundation • Cupertino Historical Society • California Room, San Jose State University Library