Once again Napa County Landmarks will be hosting the 29th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour on Saturday, December 8th from 2 – 6 PM. This year’s tour will feature 11 heritage homes built from 1875 to 1900 in the historic Calistoga Avenue District. Included in the tour is an authentic 1890 era restored caboose rail car. The event reception will be in the Napa Valley Art Association building at 1520 Behrens Street in Napa. Local artists will be showing their work for sale as well as an offering of light refreshments. Musicians will be performing holiday music throughout and vintage cars will also be on display. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members & $40 purchased the day of the event. Tour details to follow. Buy Tickets
Napa County Landmarks is proud to present our annual FULLER PARK TOUR Coming up this September 15th, join us and local expert and tour guide Tom Kennelly and wife Susan Kennelly on a walking tour of Napa’s very own Fuller Park! This historic district offers a wide array of architectural styles, from Queen Anne to Greek Revival to Prairie, and a glimpse into Napa’s past. Learn about local Napa architect Luther Turton and the famous Coombs family, who all had ties to this area! WHEN: September 15th, 10:00 am WHERE: Fuller Park, corner of Jefferson Street and Oak Street Tickets are be available for purchase on the day of the event, or online below. We hope to see you there!
Napa County Landmarks has been instrumental in helping to save many historic structures since the 1970s, when the infamous redevelopment efforts that gave us the “Clock tower” and Dwight Murray Plaza caused the tragic destruction of so many of the beautiful historic buildings downtown. Our organization was born out of the concerns for what was happening at that time. Today, the former Health and Human Services site along Old Sonoma Road presents unique challenges as well as opportunities, and NCL is focused on encouraging an outcome which produces needed new housing while preserving the historic resources there. Last fall, the county was considering selling the now-surplus property and development schemes that involved destroying the historic structures and crescent drive to maximize potential housing units. NCL continues to believe adaptive reuse is the best approach to adding needed housing at the old HHS site. Over the past few months, we hired a consultant to conduct extensive research on the historic resources, held a workshop with community stakeholders on possibilities for repurposing, and, to counter any assertions to the contrary with regard to their historical significance, we submitted an application on behalf of the site for a National Historic Registry designation. If…
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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…
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!
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 email@example.com and we will include them here and on our Facebook Page! ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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!