Mural #2 - Napa Early in the 20th Century
By Mikulas Kravjansky
Important personages represented include, from left, Napa County Sheriff D. A. Dunlap (with hat & moustache), Napa Mayor D. S. Kyser (with moustache & sideburns), Superior Court Judge Henry C. Gesford (with beard & shock of white hair) and Justice of the Peace (future State Senator) Nathan Coombs. The lady depicted on the page of the Napa Daily Journal is Lena A. Jackson, the then Superintendent of Schools.
Noteworthy buildings of the time are, from left, the Goodman Library, the Napa County Courthouse, the Migliavacca Mansion (all three are still standing) & the Central School. In the center, behind the courthouse & depicted in the distance, are some of the many spires of the "Insane Asylum“, the city's largest employer of the time.
The glove and shoe in the Keigs Shoe Store ad are examples of goods manufactured locally and the Horse & Buggy, an example
In recognition of their generosity in making this mural possible, the Napa Mural Society gives special thanks to:
Artist Miky Kravjansky, who donated his time and talent.
Bell Products, Inc., Jim Asbury, President, for the installation.
Superior Paint of napa, Roger Langley, owner, for the paint.
Morris Brown Realty, building owners, for providing the location.
Napa City Council, for their support of the mural project.
The Napa Chamber of Commerce, for making it all possible.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 38° 17.872′ N, 122° 17.266′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Randolph Street and First Street, on the left when traveling south on Randolph Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Napa CA 94559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Native Sons Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Napa Register Building, 1905
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.