Holiday Candlelight Tour 2017: UPDATE
More information on our annual HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR:
The neighborhood has been chosen! This year's tour will take us to the RIVERSIDE DISTRICT, between Elm and Oak streets. Our meeting place will be the corner of Elm and Riverside, where you will find NCL volunteers and staff checking people in and will receive your wristband and program. We will be featuring live music, beautiful houses, and Napa history and good friends!
Letter to the Editor: Health and Human Services Building!
Big thanks to NCL Board Member Marie Dolcini for writing this fantastic letter to the editors! Say YES to historic preservation!
Infill Housing on Historic Sites?
Preservationists Say ‘Yes in Our Backyards!’Dear Editor- Increasing affordable housing stock and saving historic structures from the wrecking ball is not an either-or proposition. Unfortunately, in the case of the old Health and Human Services campus along Old Sonoma Road, there are those who would have you believe it is. Make no mistake. As residents, neighbors, parents, seniors, employees and employers, we absolutely support infill development and workforce housing on the site. The question of density remains and should be determined in partnership with all stakeholders. But as preservationists, we believe that neighborhoods that retain and celebrate their unique and historic attributes aren’t just more aesthetically pleasing, environmentally responsible, and more enjoyable for residents and visitors – they are better long term community investments. What makes neighborhoods, towns and city districts livable and attractive? Thoughtful design that’s sensitive to local context and that enhances our experience of the built environment. Adaptive reuse – or repurposing old buildings for new use - is a common strategy for preserving historic
2017 HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR
Mark your calendars! A Napa Tradition returns!
The 28th annual HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOUR will be held
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
More details and tickets will be available soon, so stay tuned! The HCT is a self-led open house tour of 8 houses of varying styles in the neighborhood that display historical or architectural significance, with help from homeowners and NCL volunteer docents. Don't miss this Napa tradition!