New location places NCL in the heart of Napa’s historic downtown district.
Napa, California. Napa County Landmarks (NCL), has moved its office to the Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor #62 hall located at First and Coombs streets – 937 Coombs St. The NCL office is open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and can be reached at 707-255-1836. For more information visit our website at www:napacountylandmarks.org.
“It is only appropriate our office is now housed within the historic Native Sons of the Golden West Hall as well as being located in historic downtown Napa,” said NCL President, Ernie Schlobohm. “This new space will afford NCL greater possibilities and opportunities to offer more programs, workshops and civic forums with like-minded organizations and individuals.”
From its new second floor office space, NCL will continue its mission of proactively advocating for the appreciation and preservation of local historic buildings, sites, districts, and other cultural resources. Established in 1974, NCL is the only local non-profit organization charged with this historic preservation mission. NCL answers this call through education programs, public policy, research, and technical assistance as well as hosting iconic local events, such as Porchfest and the Holiday Candlelight Tour. Also, from within its new downtown Napa location, NCL is working toward achieving its goal of creating new programs and activities including special and exclusive members–only events.
As for its new landlord, the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor #62, they, too, have organizational mission of preserving and protecting the history and heritage of Napa County and California. Locally, this mission began with the establishment of Parlor #62 in 1885. As their membership roster rapidly grew during the 1890s, the Napa chapter set a goal of establishing their own hall. To attain that goal, Parlor #62 set up the Native Sons Hall Association in 1898 as well as retained the professional services of noted local architect William H. Corlett. His portfolio of work includes many of Napa’s historic buildings, such as St. Helena’s Native Sons of the Golden West Hall, Napa County Hall of Records, and Franklin Station Post Office.