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Napa in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

"Retro Woman"

Artist: Gordon Huether, Mixed Media (2008)

 
 
"Retro Woman" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 22, 2020
1. "Retro Woman" Marker
Inscription.  The large black and white image is taken from a photograph of a 1962 Carithers Department Store window that was designed and created by the artist's German immigrant father, Hubert Huether. The department store building was acquired and demolished along with many others in the 1970s and was replaced with a parking garage located 2 blocks from here. Ironically the "Retro Woman" is now displayed on a parking garage. But she is at home in a shopping area that is close to her former locale.

The hubcaps for the collage were donated by the Damonte family, owners of Hubcap Ranch in Pope Valley. Hubcap Ranch was started by Italian immigrant Litto Damonte in the mid 1930s and continues today with the help of his grandson, Mike, and great grandson, Litto, Jr. Hupcap Ranch is an official California historical landmark.

This artwork was commissioned by the Ciy of Napa and Napa County, and funded by the City, County, Napa Mill, LLC, Channel Properties, Inc., and Andrea Schrader.
 
Erected by City of Napa, Napa County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music

"Retro Woman" Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 22, 2020
2. "Retro Woman" Marker - wide view
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Location. 38° 17.79′ N, 122° 17.01′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fifth Street, on the left when traveling north on Main 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. Hatt Building 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); A. Hatt Buildings 1884 & 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); Silo Building 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hay Barn 1959 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ars Longa Vita Brevis (about 300 feet away); Hatt Building 1893 (about 300 feet away); Banner Warehouse 1862 (about 300 feet away); Lieutenant William W. Murphy (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Litto's Hubcap Ranch
 
Also see . . .  Retro Woman - Fifth Street Parking Garage (Gordon Huether). (Submitted on July 25, 2020.)
 
"Retro Woman" image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 22, 2020
3. "Retro Woman"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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