Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Mayberry House

8050 Capitola St

At the intersection of Capitola and Bridge streets, on the southeast corner, is the Mayberry house. Built in about 1905 by a Sacramento banker as a summer retreat, the house was the site of a few famous Fair Oaks marriages. In the 1930’s the house became the residence of Wade “Bill” Mayberry, the Stationmaster of the Fair Oaks train station just across the old Fair Oaks Bridge. He lived there until the 1950’s when the property was sold and fell into disrepair. We all thought the house would be razed and an infill development constructed, but to our delight a contractor from El Dorado Hills bought the property and is restoring it. He and his wife are empty-nesters who wanted a small house close to the Fair Oaks Village. Welcome.

Proceed down Bridge street to the Save the Bluffs Plaza. Look around, view the displays, and then walk out to the center of the old Fair Oaks bridge.