“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica

Also known as the Giacomo Mazza House


—and the Northwestern Depot Hotel —

Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 13, 2014
1. Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica Marker
Inscription. Giovanni Minoggio and Giacomo Mazza, on land purchased from General Mariano Vallejo, built this plumstone building in 1870. When the railroad tracks were extended to Sonoma and the Sonoma train depot built across the street from the Mazza House, the building became a hotel and restaurant, serving the passengers and townspeople of Sonoma.
After the railroad closed down in 1929, the hotel building once again became a private home. In 1985 the Ghilarducci family purchased the building and have continued the process of restoration and preservation, and the tradition of hospitality and service.
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Barney Noel, Grand President.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 17.799′ N, 122° 27.497′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on 1st Street West 0.2 miles north of W Spain Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 1st Street West, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sonoma Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Servants Quarters
Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica image. Click for full size.
By James King, November 13, 2014
2. Depot Hotel – Cucina Rustica
The marker can be seen to the right of the door, just over the trunk of the white car.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Swiss Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sonoma Cheese Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salvador Vallejo Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toscano Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission San Francisco Solano Sacred Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Sonoma Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 255 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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