1216 Church Street
In 1875, when the St. Helena Viticultural Society was organized, the founders and officers decided they needed a warehouse for the purpose of storing grape brandy in bond. This Special Internal Revenue Bonded Warehouse was built in 1878. A bonded warehouse is a building or other secured area in which dutiable goods may be stored, manipulated, or undergo manufacturing operations without payment of duty. This building is the earliest of several 19th century commercial stone warehouses built adjacent to the railroad tracks. Constructed in three separate sections at different times, the southern-most section was built in 1878. The central section was added in 1881 and the last section in 1889. The architectural features were kept constant throughout the warehouse’s gradual development. State Farm Insurance, 55 Degrees Napa Valley Premiere Wine Storage, and Loomis Industries each occupy one of the three sections. The warehouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1995.