Preservation Alert – Napa County Infirmary!

The proposed project to construct housing and rehabilitate
the historic buildings at the Napa County Infirmary
(a.k.a. Health and Human Services Campus) on Old Sonoma Road
will come before the City of Napa Cultural Heritage Commission
on Thursday, March 23rd.
The meeting starts at 5:30 PM in City Council Chambers (955 School St.).
Please join Napa County Landmarks’ Board of Directors and
Preservation & Advocacy Committee in attending this meeting
to learn the details of the proposed project and
show your support for rehabilitation of this historic landmark.

Original Napa County Infirmary Drawing c.1860s.

2023 HS Scholarship Applications – Deadline!

Napa County Landmarks
Now Accepting 2023 High School Scholarship Applications



To encourage the next generation of historic preservationists, Napa County Landmarks (NCL) is announcing scholarships
for graduating Napa County high school seniors for 2023.

NCL is a nonprofit organization that fosters appreciation and preservation of historic buildings, sites, and districts through
education programs, public policy, research, and technical assistance.

NCL is awarding up to ten $1,000 scholarships based on applicant responses to:
“Describe a Napa County landmark that has significance to you.
Why do you think it has value and is worth preserving?
  What would you do if it were threatened with demolition?”

  Deadline for submission is March 17, 2023.

For more information contact your high school counselor,
or the NCL office at 255-1836, or send an email to

People Saving Places Through Preservation

2023 Award of Merit Applications

Pujals residence, a 2018 Award of Merit recipient. 

Napa County Landmarks (NCL) Award of Merit program has 6 categories and criteria to encourage local preservation of historic places, landscapes, sites, and districts in Napa County. We are seeking the public’s recommendations.

   Category #1 is for Preservation or Restoration of an existing historic building at least 50 years old. Its description is: preservation places a high standard on the retention of existing form, integrity, and materials of an historic property through protection, conservation, maintenance and repair. The project should reflect the building’s continuum over time, through successive occupancies and the respectful changes that have been made. Restoration focuses on the retention of form, features and character from another period and limiting the upgrades to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Category #2 is for Rehabilitation or adaptive reuse of an historic building. Its description is: rehabilitation emphasizes the retention and repair of an historic materials, however, provides for more latitude for replacements as it is assumed the property is more deteriorated prior to work. This category also allows for changes necessary to allow the historic structure to be put to a new use.

Category #3 is for Historic landscapes. The study, preservation or restoration of cultural landscape features having historical significance, whether through its integral contribution to the context of a qualified property or district, or in its own right. Such features can include roads and streets, lights and benches, vegetation, gardens, and yards, open spaces such as fields, parks, commons, or woodlands.

Category #4 is for Cultural studies, leadership, stewardship, legislation, reports, publications, programs, and computer software. Creative, innovative, and precedent-setting approaches to technological and preservation planning issues, non-profit or government programs, educational awareness, or advancement.

Category #5 is for Preservationist of the Year. Its description is: An individual who has made exceptional efforts and a significant contribution to protecting and preserving irreplaceable historic sites/resources in Napa County.

Category #6 is for Special recognition. This could be granted for a person/program not falling under a category defined above, that could be considered exemplary for other reasons.

To submit a recommendation please click here for the nomination form.

Nom de Plume

Napa County Library Presents

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join local historian and Napa Valley Register columnist Rebecca Yerger to look back at local female authors over time. From famed foodie M. K. Fisher to Hollywood icon Frances Marion, we’ll explore how the Napa Valley inspired these trailblazing women.

31st Annual Holiday Candlelight Walking Tour

Join us for the

31st Annual Holiday Candlelight Walking Tour

Saturday, December 10th, 2022

2 to 6 PM



Napa County Landmarks will host our 31st Annual Holiday Candlelight Walking Tour
on Saturday, December 10th.
 After the 2-year pandemic hiatus, this year’s tour features many heritage homes in the “tree” streets area south of Fuller Park. 
The event reception & check-in will be in the multi-use room at Shearer School, 1590 Elm Street.
Featured at the reception is the beautiful nursery rhyme mural  created by the late Napa artist, Louise Tessin Roats in 1922, when the original school was built. 
An offering of light refreshments will be available as well as a silent auction. 
For tickets click here:
Volunteer  house docents needed. If interested please contact us at: