From the Classroom

New life for the Sonoma County National Bank building

This is the eighth post in the series from Casa Grande High School students studying the historical transformation of Petaluma and its Watershed from 1850 with teachers Paula Biancalana and Jolene Thinnes. 

One of the building that I've always seen when going downtown and that it's located in the corner of East Washington St. and Main St. which is now known as North Petaluma Boulevard has been the Seed Bank. At first I didn't pay any attention to the Seed Bank, but the I discovered that it's located where the historic Sonoma County National Bank building was, a beautiful structure in the heart of the retail district. Another thing is that it was built by Isaac Wickersham in the 1920's one of the contributor of helping Petaluma rise.

By Mariel Montufar