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 structures and can: Preserve local history…

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Vintage Trailer Hitch-Up 2017!

TICKETS ARE NO LONGER ON SALE BY WEBSITE! They are available on the day of the event, however, so come on down and say hi!   Come enjoy Vintage Travel Trailers from the 1930s-1960s and a classic American Summer BBQ! WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2017 11 AM – 3 PM WHERE: BOTHE PARK, CALISTOGA  Join Napa County Landmarks for the third annual celebration of one-of-a-kind Vintage Travel Trailers at Bothe-Napa Park! Our event includes tours of classic trailers and “canned hams” from the golden age of Americana. Guests will enjoy period music from the 50s and 60s, and a variety of food, Napa Valley wines, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. *A separate $8 entry fee will apply and includes full access to the 500 acre park and swimming pool! Go HERE to purchase tickets!

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2019 NCL A Napa Coloring Book–Photo Gallery

NCL’s Marie Dolcini has been hard at work distributing copies of A Napa Valley Coloring Book to every third-grader in the Napa Valley! Thanks to the generous support of Napa Community Foundation, Foodshed Take Away, Napa Design Partners, and Bank of Napa, we distributed over 1400 books for free to third graders in Napa County. Have photos you want to share? Please email them with captions to info@napacountylandmarks.org and we will include them here and on our Facebook Page!   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Riverboat Captains & Mansions Walking Tour 2017–Thank-You!

We at NCL would like to say a HUGE thank-you to everyone who came to Saturday’s Riverboat Captains & Mansions Tour! Even through the Bottlerock crowds, it was a huge success. We would also like to thank Mr. Scott Sedgeley for docenting. We hope to see you all at our next Napa County Landmarks event!

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2017 Golf Tournament–September 19th!

Come join Napa County Landmarks for our 3rd annual Golf Tournament! Bring your friends for a fun afternoon of golf and support for historic preservation in Napa County at Eagle Vines Golf Club! Lunch will be provided for the golfers, as well as  Our tournament will be held Tuesday, September 19th, at the Napa Valley Country Club Registration begins 11:00 am; Tee-Off is 1:oo pm Dinner will be held at 5 pm after the event in the main clubhouse, with awards, gifts for sponsors, and a silent auction! Tickets are available on our website here! When purchasing tickets in a Foursome, please email us at info@napacountylandmarks.org to confirm the names of your team. All presale tickets will be put on a Will Call list with us at NCL. If you would like to purchase a ticket by check, please mail the check and indicate which ticket you would like to: Napa County Landmarks 1754 Second Street Ste. E Napa, CA 94559

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USPS Franklin Station–SOLD!

Napa County Landmarks is proud to announce that the historic Franklin Street Post Office has been SOLD! Thanks to our efforts and your support, the beautiful Napa Post Office has been preserved and as of today (3/6) has a new buyer! The Post Office will see new owners and a new use, but will still maintain the historic integrity of its appearance and remain one of Napa’s most notable landmarks. Best of all, Napa County Landmarks owns the easement for the Post Office, ensuring its protection and that its restoration will be up to historic preservation standards. Stay tuned for more information on the Post Office, and thank you for all your help and support!

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2016 Holiday Candlelight Tour–THANK YOU!

Another Successful Holiday Candlelight Tour! We at Napa County Landmarks would like to extend a HUGE Thank-You to everyone who came to our 27th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour! Even with the rainy morning, we had over 250 people attend and enjoy the lovely homes. We would like to thank especially our willing volunteer docents, our information gatherers Tom and Susan Kennelly, and most of all the homeowners for all of our houses this year! Without you guys, we would not have been able to have a successful tour.  Thank you for all of your hard work, and we will see everyone in 2017!

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NCL Brochure–Check out our Resources Page!

Have a question about a historic property and don’t know where to start? Look no further! Thanks to Karen Wesson and NCL, we are proud to provide this informative PDF about local, state, and federal levels of historic preservation resources! This PDF is free to download here and is available all the time on our RESOURCES page!

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Golf Tournament 2016–Big Thank You!

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who turned out to support Napa County Landmarks at our second annual Golf Tournament this Monday! Our event was successful thanks in no small part to your contributions. We’d like to especially thank our friends at Ristorante Allegria for all their help, support, and contributions to this event, as well as our many sponsors and participants. We couldn’t have done it without you guys!

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Awards of Merit 2016

Napa County Landmarks’ annual AWARDS OF MERIT are coming up! The Awards of Merit are an annual awards ceremony recognizing and honoring exemplary efforts of historic preservation in Napa County, and we are accepting applications for qualifying projects! Copies of the application are available via email or at our office at: 1754 Second Street, Ste. E Napa, CA 94559 Applications are due September 30th. The awards ceremony will be held October 23rd. If you have worked on, or know about, projects that may qualify for this prestigious award, please contact us at info@napacountylandmarks.org .  

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