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

Johnson-Doran Building

est. 1913

 
 
Johnson-Doran Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
1. Johnson-Doran Building Marker
Inscription.  "Sewing Machine Johnson" - built this carriage house with the expectation that his sewing machine, horse drawn buggy & bicycle business would soon be relocated and transformed into a luxury automobile showroom and repair shop. In 1914 James H. Johnson was awarded the Packard dealership, and in 1934 his widow Mary Johnson sold the property. In 2006 the building was seismically retrofitted, updated and restored by the Doran Family in honor of past glories and future generations. This historic building is dedicated to the people of Napa Valley and shall continue to serve as a gathering place for friends and commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 38° 18.107′ N, 122° 17.262′ W. Marker is in Napa, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Caymus Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1343 Main Street, 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. Pfeiffer Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lisbon Winery 1882 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Napa - Birthplace of the Loudspeaker and the Magnavox Corp. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winship Building 1888
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Semorile Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Napa Register Building, 1905 (approx. ¼ mile away); Napa's China Town / Shuck Chan (approx. ¼ mile away); Native Sons Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napa.
 
Also see . . .  Tenants settle into historic Napa building. The Napa Valley-Register's article (1/13/2007) on the renovation of the building. (Submitted on December 9, 2015.) 
 
Johnson-Doran Building Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
2. Johnson-Doran Building Marker - Wide View
The marker is just to the left of the store entrance and may be obscured by toys during business hours.
Johnson-Doran Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
3. Johnson-Doran Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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