David Yearsley River Heritage Center Gets a Facelift

The historic livery barn will soon have a new front


Meelad November 15, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Bradford A Morris November 15, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Thsi is great! Good job to all who is spending money to salvage this project. This visual history rebirth should be granted with no problems. Petaluma get behind this instead of parks where most of the people who live here may never go to see in their life. The city history of many items in need should be fixed. The trussel would be a really good thing to fix.
Lidia Rivera November 15, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Let me know if there is someone already working on the landscaping. Please give me a call. Lidia Rivera, Rose Garden Nursery of Petaluma, 707-763-4173
paul francis November 16, 2012 at 01:08 AM
The grant was also made possible by the hard work and dedication of the Petaluma Neighborhood Association and it's members. This is the type of project that can move forward when people in the community consider a more comprehensive planning strategy-and take action. The River Heritage Center will draw tourism and provide a destination for special events that will help boost the city's economy.
Janice Cader-Thompson November 16, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Insiders own almost all the ink in the county: The Progressives ate themselves again: The political season is over and the Petaluma Neighborhood Association is not worthy of news until next election. That about sums Petaluma politics'. Without the thirty-five thousand dollar settlement between Merlone Geier and the Petaluma Neighborhood association the renovation of this historic building would not have happened as quickly. Thank you Paul Francis and Greg Geertsen.
mikeg55 November 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I didn't even know it was there until I read about the payoff. Personally, I'd rather see the $35,000 fix the streets. Janice, enjoy looking at Friedman's.
Petaluma Seer November 17, 2012 at 12:13 AM
The article forgot to thank Paul Francis, The Petaluma Neighborhood Association, and Greg Geertsen of Merlone Geier. I do not believe Freidman's donated funds. Did I miss something there? Those who love and appreciate that we live in a historical Vintage River City appreciate the contribution toward bringing locals and tourists into our Downtown area by revitalizing these historical centers. Thanks to the River Heritage Center for having the wisdom to rise above the political frey brought about by the laments, and political side line newspaper remarks, of the current council member majority in an effort to send the attention elsewhere so as to not look at their failure to affect positive change for the downtown merchants. I look forward to visiting the upcoming events of the River heritage Center.
elizabeth mori November 17, 2012 at 02:05 AM
The seed funding for the DMY RHC renovations came from the Rivertown Revival.
Petaluma Seer November 18, 2012 at 07:50 AM
Yes, thanks for reminding us. That is a great fund raising event held each year! Lots of fun and folks wearing lovely and daper costumes. The live bands were fun to listen to. Many danced away to the tunes! The marching louisiana style band is especially fun to follow out of the event at the end of the day, singing, and marching through downtown, all the way. Well worth attending this event!! Takes you back to the smells, sights, and sounds of the days of Mark Twain.


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