At the Sharpsteen Museum a few weeks ago, I noticed yellow “diamonds” on the roofs of houses in the diorama of “Calistoga’s yesteryears”. What they meant, no one there could tell me.

My curiosity led me to ask a Napa architectural historian, Stacey de Shazo, who told me it was, as I suspected, purely decorative with no significance to its diamond shape or yellow color.



Stacey shared this link which is a resource for those interested in roofing details and design for historic places.




All photos were taken by me with the permission of the Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga.


    • Hi Cathy, we are collecting names of people who were born at the Old Calistoga Hospital. Please email me their names and contact information if possible. Thank you.

  1. I have a friend who was born there. His name is Larry Lewis and the last address was 231 Calvert Court Santa Clara, Ca 95051 His last phone # was 408-248-3971. I hope this is helpful. If I fine anything newer on him I will let you know.

  2. We were not born in the hospital, but my mother, Anna Pocai and I had our tonsils removed in the hospital. I was approximately 6 years old. I am now 89 so it was sometime back. Dr. Blodgett was the surgeon and Mrs. Mabel Peterson was the nurse. They took care of us and many other local residents for many years.

    • Hi Betty. Thanks for writing. Amazing memory- you remember the doctor’s and nurse’s names ! I will be in touch again in the future. Keep watching and following the progress. Thank you for your interest.

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