Sonoma County Points of Interest

Town of Sonoma City Hall City Hall
29 August 2016
Town of Sonoma City Hall
Sonoma Plaza
Town of Sonoma
Dedicated 1908

This Mission Revival building was designed by architect A. C. Lutgens who also designed nearby Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, the only other building in Sonoma Plaza.

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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