Friends of Villa Grande

2016

 
 

Friends of Villa Grande (FoVG) was established in July, 2007. The group’s primary purpose is to preserve and protect the property in Villa Grande known as Patterson Point.  Patterson Point Preserve’s two acres includes 26 coast redwoods and significant native flora and fauna, situated on the Russian River. As stewards of Patterson Point, FoVG will restore and maintain the natural features of the property for the benefit of residents, friends and visitors.

Villa Grande was founded in the early 1900’s (as Mesa Grande) for vacationers looking to escape the city. Located in western Sonoma County, It was just a three hour train ride on the narrow gauge railroad from Sausalito. Many of the homes in Villa Grande are Craftsman style originals, built for summer use only. Since few homes had full kitchens back then, members of the community often took their meals at the old Villa Grande Hotel.

FoVG is building a historical archive - written, photographic and oral - to recognize and preserve details of Villa Grande’s past.  Click on History Project for more.

Our website is designed to introduce you to FoVG membership and activities. Please Contact Us for more information.


 

Welcome to Friends of Villa Grande

The annual FoVG Town Hall and Membership meeting is Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the

Firehouse Plaza. 


On the agenda: election of Board Members and voting on proposed new bylaws, available here.