A Study of Petaluma's Architecture Leads to Interesting Discoveries

Submitted by krinehart on December 29, 2012 - 1:52pm
Sketch of the United Methodist Church - Petaluma Argus Courier 85th Anniversary & Progress Edition - May 9, 1941.

Vincent G. Raney, AIA of San Francisco designed Petaluma's United Methodist Church, which is located at the northeast corner of D and Fifth Streets, in 1941.

Petaluma Business Supports the WWII Effort With Coveralls

Submitted by krinehart on December 19, 2012 - 2:33pm

While going through my very large pile of items to be filed I came across a Petaluma Argus Courier article dated January 20, 1941, that describes how Goldstone Brothers, a garment manufacturer located at 300 Main Street (Petaluma Boulevard North), had signed a contract to supply the U.S. Government with 12,000 aviator coveralls within four to five months. The coveralls were to be assembled by 25 to 35 women and shipped to the quartermaster department at the Presidio in San Francisco and from there sent out to bases, ports and training fields across the United States.