This morning I was fortunate enough to visit the Sonoma County Archives which is managed by the Sonoma County Library. The Archives are located off of Highway 12 in Santa Rosa at Los Guillicos. I was looking for blue prints for the Cotati School for a patron which I did – one set drawn in 1911 by Petaluma architect Brainerd Jones (1869-1945) and another dated 1923 prepared by San Francisco architect Norman Coulter (1875-1959) which depicts the building that is currently occupied by Cotati’s City Hall and Historical Museum.
The Steuben School was located at 5250 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa. According to the 2002 Winter Issue of the Rohnert Park Historian, the school was not only a place of learning, but also home to the Steuben Club from the 1930s until the 1950s.
The school was purchased in 1952 by Jack Henninger (1899-1983) who converted it to a residence. Jack’s wife, Inger Henninger (1917-2010), lived in the house until 2007.
A gold star for the person that can tell me whether the house/school still stands.