Article Archive

Edit ModuleShow Tags


National Historic Listing in the Works for Benicia Depot

With just one final step in the process, the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot at the foot of First Street should become listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

History, Aesthetics & Usage of Benicia Water Portrayed in Art Exhibit

Benicia’s waterfront location as a port city in the 1800s, the aesthetics of the Carquinez Strait, water usage, the affects of drought, flooding and more are captured through the lens of local artists in Drop by Drop, an upcoming Exhibit.

Wonderful Examples of Benicia’s Victorian-era Homes

Stately and historic, Benicia’s many Victorian houses can be found in abundance in the downtown core.

Benicia’s History Worth Celebrating and Preserving

Charleston, NC Serves as an example of how historic preservation plays an important role in tourism—and is a role model for Benicia’s historic significance.

Long-awaited New Paint Job Graces Benicia’s Fischer-Hanlon House

Part of the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park, the Fischer-Hanlon house’s exterior was recently restored to its former glory.

Benicia’s Post Arsenal Cemetery to Honor Veterans in May

Each year, the Benicia Historical Society honors veterans with a popular and poignant ceremony at the Benicia Post Arsenal Cemetery, including music, poems, prayers, color guard and more

From Army Base Closure to Thriving Industrial Park

The sale of the Benicia Arsenal to the City sparked the transition to the current Benicia Industrial Park.

From Texas to Benicia, a camel caravan arrived for military operations

Historic Painting from Benicia’s Hills Depicts Tranquil Setting Framed by the Carquinez Strait

Benicia, a town of many California “Firsts” includes Peabody Hospital, (the first hospital in the state), depicted in an historic painting by F.A. Buttman along with glorious views of the Carquinez Strait.

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places Helps Preserve Benicia’s Past

Benicia’s proud history stretching back to the Civil War is at the forefront in preserving its iconic buildings through listings on the National Registry of Historic Places. With such a designation, and restoration grants become a higher possibility.