Felton Gables is a small pocket of single-family homes bound by Encinal Avenue, the railroad tracks, and Holbrook Palmer Park. Felton Gables was named after its founding resident, U.S. Senator Charles N. Felton. A wealthy businessman, Senator Felton built his mansion on this tract in the late 19th century and hosted many luminaries of his day.
During the 1930s and 1940s, Senator Felton’s private estate was subdivided and developed into 115 homes. The homes had various architectural inspirations and remain largely preserved, mostly due to area-specific zoning restrictions, which have discouraged many tear-down efforts and have minimized over-expansion of current homes.