Six Practical Reasons to Save Old Buildings

1. Old buildings have intrinsic value.

Buildings of a certain era, namely pre-World War II, tend to be built with higher-quality materials such as rare hardwoods (especially heart pine) and wood from old-growth forests that no longer exist.

Prewar buildings were also built by different standards. A century-old building might be a better long-term bet than its brand-new counterparts.

Take, … Read More

Preservation Urgent Alert!

Caltrans intends to remove and replace the stone rails of the York Creek Bridge (near Beringer Vineyards) and the Sulphur Creek Bridge (near Gott’s Roadside) in St. Helena.   Both of these bridges have served the community well for over a century, and can continue if Caltrans leaves them in place. There are irreplaceable parts of the unique cultural heritage… Read More

Franklin Station Post Office Update

NCL’s Board of Directors supports the rehabilitation and repurposing of the Napa Franklin Station Post Office. We know that such a project will require an addition to the original building footprint to be financially viable, and that not every inch of the historic building can be preserved. However, it is our duty to enforce the terms of the preservation covenant … Read More

 
Six Practical Reasons to Save Old Buildings
 
Six Practical Reasons to Save Old Buildings
1. Old buildings have intrinsic value.

Buildings of a certain era, namely pre-World War II, tend to be built with higher-quality materials such as rare hardwoods (especially heart pine) and wood from old-growth forests that no longer exist.

Prewar buildings were also built by different standards. A century-old building might be a better long-term bet than its brand-new counterparts.

Take, … Read More

Preservation Urgent Alert!
 
Preservation Urgent Alert!
Caltrans intends to remove and replace the stone rails of the York Creek Bridge (near Beringer Vineyards) and the Sulphur Creek Bridge (near Gott’s Roadside) in St. Helena.   Both of these bridges have served the community well for over a century, and can continue if Caltrans leaves them in place. There are irreplaceable parts of the unique cultural heritage… Read More
Franklin Station Post Office Update
 
Franklin Station Post Office Update

NCL’s Board of Directors supports the rehabilitation and repurposing of the Napa Franklin Station Post Office. We know that such a project will require an addition to the original building footprint to be financially viable, and that not every inch of the historic building can be preserved. However, it is our duty to enforce the terms of the preservation covenant … Read More