It was one year ago today that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa. The earthquake tested the structural strength of many buildings. There were numerous homes in Napa that were damaged, some more than others. My home was one of the downtown homes that suffered major damage. The foundation on my house failed and the city … More Napa Earthquake One Year Anniversary – on NBC
The old additions are now gone. The extra steel beams have been removed and we are ready to start the foundation. The rear sill has a bit of a wave to it but the house movers said it will be fine and then straighten out when we put in back down on the new foundation. … More Rear Additions Now Gone – Ready for Foundation!
We are one day away from removing the old addition(s). The original addition is on the left as you look at the house from the rear. The newer, and very poorly constructed, “newer” addition is on the right. Just about all the walls were covered in drywall when we started removing the siding. We were surprised … More Old Addition(s) Almost Gone….
At one time there was a cupola on top of the Napa Court House on Brown Street between Second and Third Street. In 1866 Lawrence and Houseworth took some photos from the cupola, looking south, west and east. It is the view looking south that I hoped to see my house. Even though the Napa … More 1866 View from Napa Court House
The Official 1895 Map of Napa County is a detailed map of the cities in the county, waterways, railroads, roads, boundaries and land parcels and who owns them along with the acreage owned. There isn’t any information about the city lots in downtown Napa where the Randolph Street house is located so I decided to venture out … More It’s a Small World