Sonoma County -- unspecified (generally rural)
Submitted by gskinner on October 30, 2014 - 4:52pm
After the 1906 earthquake nearly destroyed Santa Rosa's new Carnegie Library -- along with much of the rest of Santa Rosa -- the rebuilt Library rose from the rubble to serve the citizens of Santa Rosa for the next 50 years. Deferred maintenance and a growing population eventually doomed the magnificent building, leading to construction of the current Central Library in 1965. This week's post offers glimpses into the Carnegie era.
Submitted by gskinner on September 18, 2014 - 5:51pm
This week's batch of unknowns are a collection of unidentified churches and chapels in Sonoma County, photographed between the late 19th and mid-20th century. Most are likely to be Petaluma-area buildings since they are in the Petaluma History Room's collection and perhaps none of them are still standing.
Submitted by gskinner on August 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Continuing with the commercial industrial theme, this week's set shows various stages of construction of a single, large -- and unidentified -- industrial building.
Submitted by gskinner on August 7, 2014 - 12:52pm
This week's set comes from a large group of unidentified Sonoma County commercial/industrial buildings -- I don't have information about where they might be located, but I'm fairly confident they are (or were) in Sonoma County, and most likely in Santa Rosa or Petaluma. Four buildings -- an apartment or medical building, a Petaluma building probably during demolition, a warehouse under construction or maintenance, and a building with a roller conveyor line visible through the windows.
Submitted by gskinner on April 29, 2014 - 10:23am
We have many, many photographs of different subjects in our collection that we can't identify. We're fairly confident they're Sonoma County shots, but beyond that...? Every so often I spot one that I do recognize and strike it from the long list, but most remain mysteries. This week's set comes from a large group of unidentified Sonoma County commercial/industrial buildings -- I think they may be located in Petaluma or nearby -- and I'm hoping someone can pin a name and location to one or more.
Submitted by krinehart on August 18, 2012 - 3:15pm
This morning I was fortunate enough to visit the Sonoma County Archives which is managed by the Sonoma County Library.
Submitted by krinehart on April 21, 2012 - 2:37pm
SR Carnegie Library 1903 SCL Photo No 4834
Better late than never! Last Sunday (4/15/12) marked the end National Library Week which seems like a good opportunity to talk about the Santa Rosa Carnegie Library that once stood at Fourth and E Streets.
Submitted by gskinner on March 27, 2012 - 4:13pm
PG&E crews digging a hole at Bodega Head
Submitted by krinehart on March 15, 2012 - 4:32pm
920 D Street
1897 view of 920 D Street (Proctor & Reynolds atlas)