The 1888 Semorile Building has long been considered one of Napa’s finest examples of Victorian era commercial architecture as well as being one of the most notable structures designed by famed Napa architect Luther Turton. While the building has…

Downtown Napa’s oldest commercial building, locally known as the Sam Kee Laundry, has long been a site into which immigrants have pitched their dream of a better life. Built by the German immigrant Phillip Pfieffer in 1875 from hand-cut local…

In June 2002 the Napa Opera House re-opened to great fanfare with a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. In the Opera House’s return to grandeur and cultural life in Napa, the press focused much on the illustrious past of the theater. …

The Oberon building is a survivor.  Throughout its history it has been burned, targeted by prohibitionists, and slated for demolition on multiple occasions. A bar has occupied the site of the Oberon building for more than a hundred years.  Today the…