Sonoma County Points of Interest

Sebastiani Theater, Ledson Hotel and Duhring Building Sebastiani Theater, Ledson Hotel and Duhring Building

Duhring Building 30 August 2016
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Duhring Building
498 First Street East
Built 1892

From about 1849, an adobe building was on this site. It was purchased by Frederick Duhring in 1879, and operated as the Duhring Clothing Store and agency for Wells Fargo and Company.

In 1891 he replaced the adobe building with a Classical Revival brick building to house a general store. The new building was designed by A.C. Lutgens, who designed City Hall.

An early morning fire in October 1990 completely destroyed the building. The fa├žade was restored with the original bricks.

The Duhring Building contributes to the Sonoma Plaza Historic District which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960.

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