Sanborn Maps 1886 and 1891 – Could it Be That My House Was Moved From Division Street?

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?

A Swap Once Again….

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….

Bird’s Eye View 1871 – Is That My House on Division Street?

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 Register of Historic Places – On the List!

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!