Back in January 2014, Napa County Landmarks supported efforts to use 3D Virtual Design Technology, a laser scanning-to-building information model firm, to survey the historic Gordon Building on First Street. This process used high-definition 3D laser scanners to create an...Read More
For over forty years, Napa County Landmarks has been offering life enriching events and programs that explore Napa County’s cultural heritage, placing a special emphasis on the roles of historic architecture. We have a lot of great programs, walking tours, workshops,...Read More
In 1857 a San Francisco entrepreneur, Samuel Brannan purchased land at the north end of the Napa Valley known as Hot Springs Township. Hoping to capitalize on the area’s mineral waters and natural hot springs, Brannan saw the potential of Calistoga to become a resort...Read More
Napa County Landmarks has amazing historic preservation advocacy efforts, research, and educational opportunities happening now to share with you all. Please take a look at what is happening now in 2015. Pending Nominations Awaiting review by the State, Summer 2015 Lombarda...Read More
What Barns Are About. Barns may be constructed in a great variety of forms, reflecting the ethnic background of the builder, the materials available, the use of the barn, the affluence of the owner, and the geography of the surrounding land. Preserving & Rehabilitating...Read More
Napa County Landmarks has offered walking tours of historic areas on the first Saturday of most months since the 1980s, and now you have the chance to take our tours whenever you want! Our history rich and architecturally diverse online walking tours are designed for smartphones...Read More
Calistoga is in the spotlight this year thanks to the efforts of Mayor Chris Canning, the City of Calistoga, the owners of Brannan Cottage Inn, the Sharpsteen Museum, and community members for their on-going efforts to preserve Calistoga’s cultural heritage. To honor these efforts Napa County Landmarks is highlighting the Sharpsteen Museum to thank them for their years of partnership with NCL. Click here to read more!
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce a few special programs, meetings, and events that will take place in Calistoga this year (and in other places around Napa County). Please check-out our Programs & Tours page to find out all the details.
Napa County Landmarks
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NCL is in the process of 3 National Register Nominations this year including Freemark Abbey/Lombarda Cellar, the Yountville Town Hall, and the Gifford House in Napa. This is also a great opportunity to remind folks that listing your house on the National Register opens the door for potential tax credits. Follow this link to our resources page to find out more.
NCL is also working very closely with the Trefethen family to ensure the restoration and preservation of the Trefethen Winery Buildings (read more about this here), assisting our planning departments with local reviews and guidelines, working to save our Napa Franklin Station Post Office, and also planning some amazing new events and programs this year. Read more about what is happening now!
We are looking forward to an amazing year!!!
Throughout the years, Napa County Landmarks has used its Ten Threatened Treasures list to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the Napa County’s greatest treasures. The list often reveals treasures long forgotten or just out of sight, and has been successful in galvanizing preservation efforts to help ensure that these sites are not lost.
This includes the Cayetano Juarez Adobe. Through our efforts to bring awareness to this amazing Mexican-era building, we have successfully nominated the Adobe to the National Register and continue to work closely with the owner to ensure the preservation and restoration efforts move forward. This year’s list highlights historic resources Upvalley near Calistoga, but one City of Napa property has made its way onto the list due the the urgency of threat after the South Napa Earthquake.
This year’s list will be unveiled on March 31.