I found this bottle of ant poison under the house today. It must have been buried in the dirt for over 100 years! The California State Board of Pharmacy banned the sale of Kellogg’s Ant Paste after May 15, 1916. It was advertised as having a Rattle Cap – the tin cap on this little … More Kellogg’s Ant Paste – Makes Ants Disappear
I was under the house today cleaning out the debris, such as the pile of bricks from the old chimney and wood pieces and plaster from previous remodels when I found in the fine dirt this item. At first I thought it might have been a knock out from an electrical box but it seemed a … More Today’s Find – 1832 Silver Half Dollar Coin
This photo may have been taken around the time L.T. and Eva Deziah Stone were married. It was a second marriage for both of them. L.T.’s first wife, Sarah had died in 1894 before the Haymans moved to 554 Randolph Street. Eva lived at Randolph until she died in 1945.
We made a trip to the Napa Library to look at Sanborn maps on microfilm. I made copies of my neighborhood and brought them home to look at them more closely. I was looking at the earliest Sanborn map for Napa which was created in 1886 and noticed my house was not shown on Randolph … More Sanborn Maps 1886 and 1891 – Could it Be That My House Was Moved From Division Street?
The Haymans lived just down the street at 608 Randolph before moving to my house. They had Luther Turton, a well known local architect, design their fine Queen Anne Victorian in 1888. In 1895, Luther and Eva Hayman swapped homes with Thomas and Elizabeth Mather, then owners of my house. Today I met Lauren Ackerman, the owner of 608 Randolph. She has been … More A Swap Once Again….
I was at the Napa County Assessor’s doing some research on the history of ownership of my property when I looked up and noticed on the wall a copy of a hand drawn map by Augustus Koch published by Haas & Bro entitled Bird’s Eye View Napa County, CAL 1871. On close examination I found … More Bird’s Eye View 1871 – Is That My House on Division Street?
The National Park Service, part of the United States Department of Interior, is the keeper of The National Register of Historic Places which is the official list, since National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. In 1997 the Napa Abajo/Fuller Park Historic District became part of The National … More The National Register of Historic Places – On the List!