Sonoma County Points of Interest

Santa Rosa Train Depot 4 June 2004

Shadow of a Doubt Filming at Santa Rosa Train Depot Shadow of a Doubt © Universal Studios

Santa Rosa Trail Depot
4th Street in Railroad Square
Santa Rosa
Built 1903

The original Northwestern Pacific Railroad Depot was built in 1903 and was a depot for rail passengers until 1958.

The building was a location in Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 film, Shadow of a Doubt.

The depot contributes to Railroad Square Historic District which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Wine Country Stonemasons

Italian stonemasons immigrated to Sonoma and Napa counties at the beginning of the 20th century to escape political unrest. Peter Maroni, Natale Forni, Massimo Galeazzi, Angelo Sodini, and others had acquired the skill of cutting hard stone in the quarries of Northern Italy. Stone was quarried in Santa Rosa and Kenwood, dropped from bunkers into horse-driven wagons, and conveyed to building sites where stone was finish cut and set in place. (Source: NRHP nomination form for Railroad Square Historic District in Santa Rosa.)

Many of their structures survived earthquakes, floods and urban renewal and are here today:

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