Napa County Landmarks (NCL) identifies Ten Threatened Treasures of Napa County every year. NCL has for many years gathered an annual compilation of local historic structures that are in danger of being lost. Our built heritage may be imperiled by “demolition by neglect,” earthquake damage, or an owner’s plans to demolish and redevelop a property. This is the time of year we traditionally collect suggestions from you, the general public, and compile recommendations for 2021.
There are several examples of historical buildings and structures that once were on the previous Ten Most Threatened Treasures lists and have been restored by owners to their former glory. Some examples of these include: The Old Adobe on Soscol Avenue; The Borreo Building (Stone Brewery); the once neglected small Italianate house that was moved to Clay Street and restored; and the Francis House, aka Calistoga’s “Old Hospital.” Our hope is that by publicizing this list, many of these currently threatened treasures will soon be celebrated as rehabilitated gems. Send us your thoughts!