|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 17 — Blue Wing Inn|
|Erected by General Mariano G. Vallejo about 1840 for the accommodations of emigrants and other travelers. Purchased in Gold Rush Days by Cooper and Spriggs, two retired sea-faring men and operated as hotel and store. Among first hostelries in Northern California.
Notable guests, according to local tradition, included John C. Fremont, U.S.Grant, Governor Pio Pico, Kit Carson, “Fighting Joe” Hooker, William T. Sherman, Phil Sheridan and members of the Bear Flag Party. Classed among . . . — Map (db m15300) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Duhring Building – 1891|
|This “modern brick building” with its distinctive cupola was built in 1891 by pioneer Sonoma merchant Frederick Duhring. It replaced the old Duhring Store, an adobe built in 1850 which had housed his mercantile established. In 1911 this building was among those saved when water from a basement well was pumped on a disasterous fire. On this site there has been a business serving the citizens of Sonoma for over 130 years.
Plaque dedicated March 23, 1985
Sam Brannan Chapter . . . — Map (db m54760) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Embarcadero – St. Louis|
|A short distance down-stream from this spot, at the head of navigation on the banks of Sonoma Creek, an early landing place was established. From the 1830’s hides and tallow from the Pueblo of Sonoma were shipped to Yerba Buena , and goods and people disembarked here. By 1847 a town, optimistically named St. Louis, had sprung up and steamers from San Francisco were making regularly scheduled trips. From here stage service carried travelers to Sonoma, Bodega and points between. St. Louis existed . . . — Map (db m58465) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 4 — Lachryma Montis — Home of General M.G. Vallejo|
State Park Commission
Through Funds Furnished by
The General Vallejo Memorial Association
And the People of the State of California
Donors Names Within Building
Plaque donated by Historic Landmarks Committee,
Native Sons of the Golden West
1933 — Map (db m57667) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 3 — Mission San Francisco Solano|
|On July 4, 1823, Padre Jose Altimira founded this northernmost of California’s Franciscan Missions. The only one established under independent Mexico. In 1834 secularization orders were carried out by military Commandant Mariano G. Vallejo. San Francisco Solano became a parish church serving the Pueblo and Sonoma Valley until sold in 1881.
This plaque replaces one originally dedicated by the Historical Landmarks Committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1926. — Map (db m15273) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground|
|In this sacred grounds lie buried men, women and children of the local Coast Miwok, Patwin, Wappo and Pomo Tribes. They built, labored and died at Mission San Francisco Solano.
[A list of names of Native Americans buried here follows the inscription. Two markers flank this marker with additional listings of names.] — Map (db m15297) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 667 — Nash-Patton Adobe|
|This house was built by H.A. Green in 1847. Here John H. Nash was taken prisoner by Lieut. William T. Sherman in July 1847 for refusing to relinquish his post as Alcalde to Lilburn W. Boggs. It was restored in 1931 by Zolita Bates, Great Granddaughter of Nancy Patton Adler, who lived here after her marriage in 1848 to Lewis Adler, Pioneer Merchant of San Francisco and Sonoma. — Map (db m15261) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 7 — Raising of the Bear Flag Monument|
|This Monument was erected by the Native Sons of the Golden West and the State of California to commemorate the raising of the Bear Flag on this spot June 14, 1846 by the Bear Flag Party and their declaration of freedom of California from Mexican rule. On July 9, 1846 the Bear Flag was hauled down and the American Flag here raised in its place by Lieutenant Joseph W. Revere, U.S.A., who was sent to Sonoma from San Francisco by Commander John D. Montgomery of the U.S. Sloop of War . . . — Map (db m15268) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Ray Adobe — 1847 - 1849|
|Built by 1846 Missouri emigrants John and Harriet Ray in 1847. After his success in the Rose Bar Gold Fields, the large adobe portion was added in 1849 by Indian labor to the wooden house on the east end. It was leased as headquarters for officers of the U.S. Army until 1852. Successive home to and restoration by the families Adler, Black, Heine, Shields, Whitelow and Forrest.
Ned Forrest, Architect, 1995 — Map (db m15253) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 501 — Salvador Vallejo Adobe|
|Home of Captain Salvador Vallejo. He was the brother of General Mariano G. Vallejo, Sonoma’s founder. Built by Indian labor, 1836 – 1846. Occupied by Captain Vallejo and family until Bear Flag Party seized Sonoma, June 14, 1846.
Cumberland College, Presbyterian Co-Educational Boarding School, located here1858 – 1864. — Map (db m15256) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 739 — Samuele Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery|
|Here is 1825 the Franciscan Fathers of San Francisco Solano Mission planted the first vineyard in Sonoma Valley. The grapes were used for making sacramental wines. After secularization of the Mission in 1835, General Mariano G. Vallejo, Commander of Alta California’s Northern Frontier, produced prize-winning wines from these grapes. Samuele Sebastiani and his wife, Elvira, purchased this property in the early 1900’s. A young immigrant from Italy, he had come here to make his fortune. Since that . . . — Map (db m15302) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Servants Quarters|
Casa de los Criados
Wing of General Vallejo’s Adobe — Map (db m15291) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 316 — Sonoma Barracks|
|Erected in 1836 by General H. G. Vallejo. Headquarters of Bear Flag Party which on June 14, 1846 proclaimed a “California Republic” and raised the Bear Flag on Sonoma’s Plaza. Twenty three days later, July 7, 1846, Commodore John Drake Sloat, representing the United States Government, took possession of California. In April 1847, Stevenson’s regiment, Company “G” U.S.A. occupied the barracks. — Map (db m15283) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Sonoma Brewing Company|
|The Sonoma Brewing Co., established under the leadership of John Steiner was promoted in the pages of the Sonoma Index-Tribune by its publisher Harry N. Granice, a major stock holder in the brewery. The brewery, which had one of the best equipped brewing and ice plants in this section of the state, manufactured steam beer and ice in addition to having cold storage and creamery operations. It flourished for several years until outside competition (Grace Bros. Brewing Co.), legal battles, and the . . . — Map (db m54577) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 496 — Swiss Hotel|
|Constructed about 1850 by Don Salvador Vallejo. This adobe adjoined his first Sonoma dwelling built in 1836. Occupied by various pioneers. It was the house in 1861 of Dr. Victor J. Faure, vintner of prize winning wine made from grapes of the Vallejo family vineyards. Later, it became known as the “Swiss Hotel”, because of its use for hotel and restaurant purposes. — Map (db m15281) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — The End of the Mission Trail — 1523 – 1823|
|The Mission Trail marked the three hundred years of Spanish-Mexican settlement. It travelled as far south as Guatemala and traversed Mexico to advance through eleven of our present day United States. In 1823 Mission San Francisco Solano was founded, marking the last and northernmost outpost on the historic trail. — Map (db m15294) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — The Last Mission|
| . . . — Map (db m15317) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 136-02 — The Poppe-Parmelee Building|
|This is the site of the Poppe General Store, law office and flats, portions of which date back to 1861, all of which were destroyed by a fire in 1911.
The following year this building was constructed as a law office, using fireproof concrete and steel to replace most of what was lost in the conflagration. The front half, substantially the same as when constructed in a hybrid Spanish Revival-Classical style, is unique to Sonoma, California.
It was from this location that R.A. Poppe . . . — Map (db m66091) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — 2008-2 — The Sonoma Cheese Factory|
|This building is dedicated to Celso Viviani,
an Italian immigrant who came to Sonoma, California in 1910
Celso began making cheese in 1921 and started his cheese making business in 1931. He constructed this building in 1944 and opened the cheese factory in 1945. It was a manufacturing plant and a retail store, as it is today. Celso hand made his jack cheese here in the rear of the building. The business is still operated today by the Viviani family.
Dedicated June 8, 2008
By . . . — Map (db m15293) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Toscano Hotel|
|Original construction of store, library and dwelling which forms nucleus of this building in 1852 by Nathansons on land previously owned by Vallejo, this property was leased by Leiding to McKeague in 1877 and remodeled to become Eureka Hotel. 1886 Septimo Ciucci and Leonido Quartarolli acquired lease, changing name to the Tuscano Hotel. Local usage has altered spelling.
Dedicated June 13, 1982
NATIVE SONS OF THE GOLDEN WEST
Joseph Ursino, Grand President — Map (db m15287) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Trinity Episcopal Church|
|Trinity traces its origins to St. Mary’s Hall, an Episcopal school for girls, established on the plaza by the Rev. John Leonard Ver Mehr on September 1, 1853, at the invitation of Sonoma founder Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. During the next several decades, Episcopal services were conducted periodically in Sonoma until 1912 when Trinity was organized as a mission and built its first church on East Napa Street. Trinity became a parish in 1951 and completed its present home in 1962. — Map (db m15254) HM|
|California (Sonoma County), Sonoma — Vasquez House|
California Heritage Council Award of Merit
Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
Dedicated May 1, 1976 — Map (db m15249) HM|