Julie with a B

Sunday, May 22, 2005
Railroad Square in Santa Rosa
I came down to have breakfast this morning, so hung to take some pictures with the new camera. Santa Rosa is in the movies alot - this area in particular. The train station is in a bunch of old Hitchcock films, but more recently "Cheaper by the Dozen" with Steve Martin used this area. He jogged past the Brothers Bldg with "1906" at the top of it. A good portion of downtown Santa Rosa came down in the 1906 earthquake. This building was part of the re-build after the quake.

In order to hang on to all these old brick and stone buildings, they need to be heavily and expensively reinforced. Consequently many aren't preserved because it costs so much. There are a number of faults that run close to and under Santa Rosa, so its a big concern.


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