For a small town in the San Francisco Bay Area, Benicia can certainly hold its own when it comes to hosting a good party. First, our ideal location makes Benicia the perfect place for a celebration. And then in addition to lovely outdoor spaces, there are many event venues from the historic to the nautical that accommodate weddings, live music, fundraisers, wine tastings, crab feeds and more. Read more…
The design artistry of Captain Walsh House and Jefferson Street Mansion proprietor J. Reed Robbins has received attention and praise numerous times by the members of the print and television media. The exquisite decor and culinary mastery of the Jefferson Street Mansion has received praise from food and restaurant critics near and far and was given top marks by the Dining Out section of the Contra Costa Times.Click here for praise for the restaurant and here to see a collection of magazines and books that have featured the unique style and panache of the Captain Walsh House and the Jefferson Street Mansion.
SOLANO MAGAZINE COVER STORY
CELEBRITY SOCIETY MAGAZINE
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Jefferson Street Mansion was featured in a video entitled “Budget Bride”
ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVERS
BAY AREA BACKROADS
Jefferson Street Mansion was listed as One of Top Three Most Romantic Sites in Northern California.
CALIFORNIA HERITAGE COUNCIL 2004 PRESERVATION AWARD
The California Heritage Council awarded Jefferson Street Mansion, Napa Opera House, San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, Carnegie Library, San Francisco Zoo and the historic Flood building at their annual Historic Preservation Award for 2004 ceremony. As one of the recipients said, “This is like the Academy Awards of historic preservation.”
The awards were presented at a dinner at the San Francisco Presidio Golf Club and was attended by owner Ms. Reed Robbins; Benicia’s City Manager Jim Erickson and his wife Patti Erickson; Benicia’s Superintendent of Parks Nyles Gregory; as well as the President of the Friends of the Benicia Arsenal.
The City of Benicia Staff then made a Proclamation in honor of Ms. Robbins’ outstanding historic preservation efforts on Tuesday, July 20th at the City Council meeting, announcing the award before the City Council, attendees and television viewers. The proclamation made mention of Jefferson Street Mansion, Captain Walsh House and the many volunteer efforts in the field of preservation.
The California Heritage Council was founded in 1959 with original incorporating members including Casper Weinberger, Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interiors Guidelines for Historic Preservation and Restoration were a result of the formation of this organization. Among past awarded projects have been the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco City Hall, Monterey Custom House & Plaza, Tahoe Yacht Club, Palace of Fine Arts, Ralston House in Belmont, Awahnee Hotel in Yosemite, the Majestic Hotel, Filoli Estate in Woodside, the Kohl Estate and the Old Mint in San Francisco.
Elegance & Entertaining On A Do-It-Yourself Budget
A True Story by J. Reed Robbins
CBS’s EYE ON THE BAY
Jefferson Street Mansion owner Reed Robbins is responsible for its award winning restoration to its pre-Civil War grandeur.