Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Sonoma Cheese Factory
Erected 2008 by Native Sons of the Golden West, June 8, 2008. (Marker Number 2008-2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 38° 17.627′ N, 122° 27.47′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is mounted on the building, across from the Sonoma Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Spain Street, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Swiss Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Servants Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Toscano Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (about 300 feet away); Sonoma Barracks (about 400 feet away); Raising of the Bear Flag Monument (about 400 feet away); The End of the Mission Trail (about 500 feet away); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
1. Sonoma Valley Cheese Factory (Sonoma Cheese Factory)
Tom Vella and Calso Vivian formed a partnership in 1931 and made cheese in other Sonoma locations before opening this factory in 1945. The building, designed by Pero D. Canali, is a good example of the Art Moderne style.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
— Submitted January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.