Napa County Points of Interest

Pope Valley Store The plaque is behind the tow truck.
7 December 2015
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Pope Valley Store
Pope Valley and Howell Mountain Roads
Pope Valley
Built c1875

A plaque mounted on the store reads:

Pope Valley Store

Standing at the crossroads of Pope Valley, this store was the center of activities for the area's residents for nearly a century, and served as a stopover for people traveling to the mines in Lake County. It was built about 1875 and in 1913 a second gable roofed building was attached. The "store" housed a post office, a saloon, hotel, and sold food and hardware. The store was bought by Thomas L. G. Neil about 1912 after his house in Berryessa Valley burned. He moved to Pope Valley in that same year. An adjacent barn served as a garage that served as one of the first AAA stations in the state. The store remained a family operation into the late 20th Century.

Plaque dedicated April 22, 2006 by Sam Brannan Chapter #1004 E Clampus Vitus
Credo Quia Absurdum

Ten Threatened Treasures in Napa County

This property was on a list of ten threatened historic properties compiled in 2015 by Napa County Landmarks:

Franklin Station Post Office, Napa
Rutherford Station
Francis House, Calistoga
Doak Mansion, Carmelite Monastery
Barnett House, Pope Valley

Rutherford Grange
Henry Haus Blacksmith Shop, Pope Valley
Milliken Creek Bridge, Napa
Pope Valley Store
Livestock Barns of Pope Valley

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