Recent Changes for "Tank House" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_HouseRecent Changes of the page "Tank House" on Davis Wiki.en-us Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-08-11 15:13:28ScottMeehleibdeleted the move notice <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ***THE TANK HOUSE IS BEING MOVED THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 5*** Read full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.]<br> - <br> -</span> The term '''"Tank House"''' refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building that was once in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. On August 5th of 2011, the tank house was moved to a family farm known as ["Impossible Acres"]. Restoration of the tank house is set to begin; eventually, the structure will help water the family's crops, and it will be open to the public as part of a planned agricultural museum. The second tank house of Davis is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The term '''"Tank House"''' refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building that was once in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. On August 5th of 2011, the tank house was moved to a family farm known as ["Impossible Acres"]. Restoration of the tank house is set to begin; eventually, the structure will help water the family's crops, and it will be open to the public as part of a planned agricultural museum. <span>Read full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.] </span> The second tank house of Davis is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its <span>present</span> location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the ["Mansion Square"] retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its <span>second</span> location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the ["Mansion Square"] retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-08-11 15:05:42ScottMeehleibwhere it moved, what will happen to it <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The term '''"Tank House"''' refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> <td> <span>+</span> The term '''"Tank House"''' refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building <span>that was once </span>in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. <span>On August 5th of 2011, the tank house was moved to a family farm known as ["Impossible Acres"]. Restoration of the tank house is set to begin; eventually, the structure will help water the family's crops, and it will be open to the public as part of a planned agricultural museum. </span> The second<span>&nbsp;tank house of Davis</span> is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" <span>i</span>s located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. <span>As</span> part of the ["City of Davis" city-owned] Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over ["Historic Places" 120 years old]. It <span>i</span>s part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (35 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for ["tap water" well water]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" <span>wa</span>s located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. <span>Once a</span> part of the ["City of Davis" city-owned] Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over ["Historic Places" 120 years old]. It <span>wa</span>s part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (35 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for ["tap water" well water]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-08-05 08:07:24TomGarberson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Ultimately, Clyde and Katie Kelly of ["Impossible Acres"] bought the Tank House from the city for $11. Read the full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Ultimately, Clyde and Katie Kelly of ["Impossible Acres"] bought the Tank House from the city for $11. Read the full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.]<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It was moved by the City in two parts on August 5, 2011.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-08-03 10:43:10WilliamLewisoh dear, this formatting is thoroughly borked <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''The term </span>"Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis.<span>'''</span> The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> <td> <span>+ The term '''</span>"Tank House"<span>'''</span> refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-08-03 09:34:17EliseKaneTank House being moved THIS FRIDAY...made updates as necessary <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '</span>''The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis.''' The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> <td> <span>+ ***THE TANK HOUSE IS BEING MOVED THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 5*** Read full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.]<br> + <br> + </span>''The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis.''' The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of ["orange trees"] between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage w<span>ill be</span> the Draft EIR, which <span>will include</span> alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its <span>present locat</span>ion, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR <span>is currently being</span> developed<span>, to be</span> followed by a 45<span>&nbsp;</span>day comment period. Interested parties c<span>an contact</span> Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage w<span>as</span> the Draft EIR, which <span>included</span> alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its <span>location east of the mans</span>ion, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR <span>was</span> developed<span>&nbsp;and</span> followed by a 45<span>-</span>day comment period. Interested parties c<span>ontacted</span> Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation.<span><br> + <br> + Ultimately, Clyde and Katie Kelly of ["Impossible Acres"] bought the Tank House from the city for $11. Read the full story [http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/city/tank-house-move-planned-for-friday/ here.]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2011-06-09 12:36:44RaoulDuke <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + "2011-06-09 12:29:12" [[nbsp]] How long will the tank house sit behind the "temporary" fence, wrapped in "temporary tarps"? As is it is an eyesore and an embarrassment to the city government, which maintains offices in the Dreisbach Mansion next door. Could it be time to follow through, take the fence down, remove the tarps and permanently place the tank house in its new location. Otherwise the investment of "hundreds of thousands of dollars" will be wasted. --["Users/RaoulDuke"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-11-10 17:55:30Davidlm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the ["Town History" original Davisville] town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on ["E St<span>reet</span>"]; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "["pigeons"]".) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the ["Town History" original Davisville] town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on ["E St<span>.</span>"]; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "["pigeons"]".) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two ["fire hydrants" hydrants], one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "<span>water pipes throughout grounds and hous</span>e"<span>&nbsp;as a prominent feature</span>; i<span>t</span> short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two ["fire hydrants" hydrants], one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A<span>n</span> 1899 ad for the property described the <span>water pipes throughout grounds and house as </span>"<span>a prominent featur</span>e"; i<span>n</span> short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the ["City of Davis"]. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact<span>,</span> except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the ["City of Davis"]. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use)<span>,</span> as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural<span>,</span> or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine <span>that used to be </span>near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parcel of land the Tank House <span>currently sits on</span> is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also include<span>s ten of the</span> 13 <span>remaining</span> over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before ["1906"].) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parcel of land the Tank House <span>recently vacated,</span> is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also include<span>d 10 of the last</span> 13 <span>trees. The trees were</span> over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before ["1906"].) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Building #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features <span>a</span>re integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and<span>&nbsp;the former</span> orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Building #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features <span>we</span>re integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-07-01 15:57:11JimStewartComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 99: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-01 15:57:11'' [[nbsp]] I have to wonder how many hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent moving and strengthening this ugly and useless (to my mind and many others) structure. Not every artifact needs to be preserved. There needs to be more common sense in the spending of scarce city money. --["Users/JimStewart"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-05-22 11:24:00JasonAllerAh, yes... the joy of the wiki is in "adding" content. Now I remember <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(pump-house-move-prep.JPG, right, thumbnail, 400, "The pump house being moved in May of 2010")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-05-22 11:22:42JasonAllerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Tank_House?action=Files&do=view&target=pump-house-move-prep.JPG">pump-house-move-prep.JPG</a>.Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-04-04 00:35:25ScottMeehleibvery minor correction <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places" Historic Place]. The Tank House and adjacent residence (also a Historic Merit Resource) is associated with Giovanni Barovetto, an early employee of the University Viticultural Department. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into<span>&nbsp;a</span> small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places" Historic Place]. The Tank House and adjacent residence (also a Historic Merit Resource) is associated with Giovanni Barovetto, an early employee of the University Viticultural Department. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2010-01-04 10:18:37PhilipNeustromrearranged <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(tankhouse_treesgone.JPG, 250, thumbnail, right, "Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House on 2009-12-29, after orange trees chopped down.")]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg<span>,right</span>,350,thumbnail,"Tank House Decorations")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg,350,thumbnail,"Tank House Decorations")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[Image(tankhouse_treesgone.JPG, 250, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House on 2009-12-29, after orange trees chopped down.")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2009-12-30 17:44:31PhilipNeustromreworded caption, moved picture a bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(tankhouse_treesgone.JPG, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House today, after orange trees chopped down.")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Image(tankhouse_treesgone.JPG, 250, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House on 2009-12-29, after orange trees chopped down.")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2009-12-29 16:36:41EdwardNiemand <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(tankhouse_treesgone.JPG, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House today, after orange trees chopped down.")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2009-12-29 16:35:08EdwardNiemandUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Tank_House?action=Files&do=view&target=tankhouse_treesgone.JPG">tankhouse_treesgone.JPG</a>.Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2009-05-26 18:41:39JoePomidor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * There is currently a group dedicated to preserving the orange tree grove, called ["SO HOT!"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2009-05-26 14:05:36RainbowVogtComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-05-26 14:05:36'' [[nbsp]] Sign a petition to save the orange trees from the Mishka's development: [WWW]http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SOHOT/ --["Users/RainbowVogt"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2008-08-30 18:17:24JasonAllerone more <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 86: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information. --["Users/ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["<span>Users/</span>DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information. --["Users/ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2008-08-30 18:16:41JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Valerie: traditionally when an edit is disputed the discussion occurs before changing it back... somebody might revert the changes you've made. If that happens, it's likely an editor looking to restore the disputed sections so they can be individually discussed before they are changed. You are certainly right in questioning an edit that does not jibe with the research you've done, but it is also important to approach such questioning in a manner that invites discussion rather than simply back and forth edits. I personally can't speak on the topic of the Tank House -- I don't know what's fact and what isn't... I'm just posting this to try and help foster communication and a better entry. You might want to question the disputed edits (rather than just wiping them out) and give ["DavisExile"] a chance to respond. You've written an excellent entry, the only question is whether an alternate viewpoint has any basis in fact and history. If there is a body of thought that you don't agree with that is factually plausible (or even an urban legend or common misconception), it deserves a mention in the entry (qualified as urban legend or misconception if it is one). It sounds like you've done the research, so hear DavisExile out: we don't know what his background and sources are. --["Users/JabberWokky" jw] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Valerie: traditionally when an edit is disputed the discussion occurs before changing it back... somebody might revert the changes you've made. If that happens, it's likely an editor looking to restore the disputed sections so they can be individually discussed before they are changed. You are certainly right in questioning an edit that does not jibe with the research you've done, but it is also important to approach such questioning in a manner that invites discussion rather than simply back and forth edits. I personally can't speak on the topic of the Tank House -- I don't know what's fact and what isn't... I'm just posting this to try and help foster communication and a better entry. You might want to question the disputed edits (rather than just wiping them out) and give ["<span>Users/</span>DavisExile"] a chance to respond. You've written an excellent entry, the only question is whether an alternate viewpoint has any basis in fact and history. If there is a body of thought that you don't agree with that is factually plausible (or even an urban legend or common misconception), it deserves a mention in the entry (qualified as urban legend or misconception if it is one). It sounds like you've done the research, so hear DavisExile out: we don't know what his background and sources are. --["Users/JabberWokky" jw] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2008-08-23 08:44:43JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before <span>["</span>1906<span>"]</span>.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling [the downtown house] the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling [the downtown house] the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["<span>Users/</span>JaimeRaba"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile and others have introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias, etc. Errors include attributing to 'Historical Preservationists' established legal facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, and the current EIR process, among a number of other things. (Interesting to attribute material that one doesn't have the facts on to 'Historical Preservationists', which suggests bias in the editor) --["ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile and others have introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias, etc. Errors include attributing to 'Historical Preservationists' established legal facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, and the current EIR process, among a number of other things. (Interesting to attribute material that one doesn't have the facts on to 'Historical Preservationists', which suggests bias in the editor) --["<span>Users/</span>ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-10 21:04:13'' [[nbsp]] It was not my purpose to get into a discussion of the Mishka's Cafe project here (and on the auxiliary Mansion page), but to present to the best of my ability in a factual manner the history of the Tank House to date. based on nearly two years of research on the Mansion Complex, including the public record, city files, etc. If there are errors of FACT in what I have written, then I would appreciate corrections, provided the editor can supply references or sources upon which the correction is based, so that I can incorporate those sources into my research. --["ValerieVann"]<br> <span>-</span> * Valerie: traditionally when an edit is disputed the discussion occurs before changing it back... somebody might revert the changes you've made. If that happens, it's likely an editor looking to restore the disputed sections so they can be individually discussed before they are changed. You are certainly right in questioning an edit that does not jibe with the research you've done, but it is also important to approach such questioning in a manner that invites discussion rather than simply back and forth edits. I personally can't speak on the topic of the Tank House -- I don't know what's fact and what isn't... I'm just posting this to try and help foster communication and a better entry. You might want to question the disputed edits (rather than just wiping them out) and give ["DavisExile"] a chance to respond. You've written an excellent entry, the only question is whether an alternate viewpoint has any basis in fact and history. If there is a body of thought that you don't agree with that is factually plausible (or even an urban legend or common misconception), it deserves a mention in the entry (qualified as urban legend or misconception if it is one). It sounds like you've done the research, so hear DavisExile out: we don't know what his background and sources are. --["JabberWokky" jw]<br> <span>-</span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information. --["ValerieVann"]<br> <span>-</span> * The papers my fiance grades -- and the SacBee and the Enterprise -- beg to differ on that last point; Wikis are too often cited in many works without consideration to version and author. This is the top return for Google when searching for Davis Tank House. As for your very first point, adding information is an easier contested edit than removal (since the new information is sitting there for review), and he made sure his edits were in parallel to yours (in fact, if you go through the revision history, you'll see his initial edit deleted or negated several of your points and myself and other editors suggested he not do that and instead present additional information rather than deleting yours -- I personally even reverted his entire first set of changes: see edit number 62). His edit ''was'' questioned and subjected to review, although you weren't here to be an expert on the facts. Now you're doing the same thing he was chided for: removing a viewpoint (in this case his) without allowing for debate. In the end, it's up to you... but I would highly suggest that if somebody reverts your edit here (as I did with DavisExile's first edit), you consider responding to his edits rather than simply deleting them. --["JabberWokky" jw] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-10 21:04:13'' [[nbsp]] It was not my purpose to get into a discussion of the Mishka's Cafe project here (and on the auxiliary Mansion page), but to present to the best of my ability in a factual manner the history of the Tank House to date. based on nearly two years of research on the Mansion Complex, including the public record, city files, etc. If there are errors of FACT in what I have written, then I would appreciate corrections, provided the editor can supply references or sources upon which the correction is based, so that I can incorporate those sources into my research. --["<span>Users/</span>ValerieVann"]<br> <span>+</span> * Valerie: traditionally when an edit is disputed the discussion occurs before changing it back... somebody might revert the changes you've made. If that happens, it's likely an editor looking to restore the disputed sections so they can be individually discussed before they are changed. You are certainly right in questioning an edit that does not jibe with the research you've done, but it is also important to approach such questioning in a manner that invites discussion rather than simply back and forth edits. I personally can't speak on the topic of the Tank House -- I don't know what's fact and what isn't... I'm just posting this to try and help foster communication and a better entry. You might want to question the disputed edits (rather than just wiping them out) and give ["DavisExile"] a chance to respond. You've written an excellent entry, the only question is whether an alternate viewpoint has any basis in fact and history. If there is a body of thought that you don't agree with that is factually plausible (or even an urban legend or common misconception), it deserves a mention in the entry (qualified as urban legend or misconception if it is one). It sounds like you've done the research, so hear DavisExile out: we don't know what his background and sources are. --["<span>Users/</span>JabberWokky" jw]<br> <span>+</span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information. --["<span>Users/</span>ValerieVann"]<br> <span>+</span> * The papers my fiance grades -- and the SacBee and the Enterprise -- beg to differ on that last point; Wikis are too often cited in many works without consideration to version and author. This is the top return for Google when searching for Davis Tank House. As for your very first point, adding information is an easier contested edit than removal (since the new information is sitting there for review), and he made sure his edits were in parallel to yours (in fact, if you go through the revision history, you'll see his initial edit deleted or negated several of your points and myself and other editors suggested he not do that and instead present additional information rather than deleting yours -- I personally even reverted his entire first set of changes: see edit number 62). His edit ''was'' questioned and subjected to review, although you weren't here to be an expert on the facts. Now you're doing the same thing he was chided for: removing a viewpoint (in this case his) without allowing for debate. In the end, it's up to you... but I would highly suggest that if somebody reverts your edit here (as I did with DavisExile's first edit), you consider responding to his edits rather than simply deleting them. --["<span>Users/</span>JabberWokky" jw] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard of it being called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. Does the Barovetto name have anything to do with a family name? I saw that there is a Barovetto recognized on a memorial for Vietnam. There is a small piece of cement breaking off the front porch that says 1925. BTW the address is wrong. It's actually 209 1/2 2nd street. --["HeatherWitt"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard of it being called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. Does the Barovetto name have anything to do with a family name? I saw that there is a Barovetto recognized on a memorial for Vietnam. There is a small piece of cement breaking off the front porch that says 1925. BTW the address is wrong. It's actually 209 1/2 2nd street. --["<span>Users/</span>HeatherWitt"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2008-07-01 22:45:35JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to <span>["</span>1868<span>"]</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2007-11-29 00:37:33swansonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 90: </td> <td> Line 90: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2007-11-28 23:37:33'' [[nbsp]] Does anyone remember the name of the cafe/bistro that was run out of the tank house in 1994 or 1995? Recall that they had a small amount of seating among the orange trees. --["Users/swanson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2007-10-15 11:52:36JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis ["Historical Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis ["Historical Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The <span>[http://www.cityofdavis.org/cdd/MishkaCafe/ </span>EIR<span>]</span> will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2007-07-27 17:20:47EliseKaneadded Aggie article link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/07/26/CityNews/City-Considers.Development.On.Tank.House.Site-2927394.shtml California Aggie article]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2007-05-19 21:04:50ValerieVannUpdated EIR process status. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. It is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). The Draft EIR (DEIR) on the project is expected to be released in <span>mid or late </span>J<span>anuar</span>y 2007, followed by a 45 day public comment period. (Check the City web site for news or contact Ken Hiatt at Community Development.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. It is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). The Draft EIR (DEIR) on the project is expected to be released in J<span>ul</span>y 2007, followed by a 45 day public comment period<span>&nbsp;and a hearing before the Historic Resources Management Commission</span>. (Check the City web site for news or contact Ken Hiatt at Community Development.)<span>&nbsp;A final EIR (FEIR) will then be prepared, with more hearings, with a final decision by the City Council at the end of the process.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2007-04-29 13:03:06JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis ["Historic Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis ["Historic<span>al</span> Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-12-14 16:13:51ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places" Historic Place]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places" Historic Place].<span>&nbsp;The Tank House and adjacent residence (also a Historic Merit Resource) is associated with Giovanni Barovetto, an early employee of the University Viticultural Department.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-12-14 16:00:24ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. It is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. It is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site).<span>&nbsp;The Draft EIR (DEIR) on the project is expected to be released in mid or late January 2007, followed by a 45 day public comment period. (Check the City web site for news or contact Ken Hiatt at Community Development.)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-11-28 14:21:47HeatherWitt <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard of it being called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. There is a small piece of cement breaking off the front porch that says 1925. BTW the address is wrong. It's actually 209 1/2 2nd street. --["HeatherWitt"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard of it being called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. <span>Does the Barovetto name have anything to do with a family name? I saw that there is a Barovetto recognized on a memorial for Vietnam. </span>There is a small piece of cement breaking off the front porch that says 1925. BTW the address is wrong. It's actually 209 1/2 2nd street. --["HeatherWitt"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-11-28 14:19:14HeatherWitt <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard <span>even hear dof it be </span>ing called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. It's a<span>&nbsp;great house and we have a happy little famiy there</span>. --["HeatherWitt"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard <span>of it be</span>ing called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. <span>There is a small piece of cement breaking off the front porch that says 1925. BTW the address is wrong. </span>It's a<span>ctually 209 1/2 2nd street</span>. --["HeatherWitt"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-11-28 14:16:47HeatherWittComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-11-28 13:16:47'' [[nbsp]] I am particularly interested in info on the Barovetto Tank House, particularly because I live there and have never heard even hear dof it be ing called "Barovetto". Any more historic info would be nice to know. It's a great house and we have a happy little famiy there. --["HeatherWitt"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-11 10:29:32ValerieVannSpelling corrections <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Bui<span>dl</span>ing #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Bui<span>ld</span>ing #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. <span>O</span>t is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. <span>I</span>t is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-11 09:24:49AlphaDog+links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ To learn more about ["Davis"] history, please visit our pages of ["Historic Places"], ["Town History"] and ["Davis Timeline"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-11 09:24:34PhilipNeustromrm indent (looked weird to me) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> == The Mansion Grounds ==<br> <span>- </span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the ["Town History" original Davisville] town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on ["E Street"]; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "["pigeons"]".) </td> <td> <span>+</span> == The Mansion Grounds ==<br> <span>+</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the ["Town History" original Davisville] town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on ["E Street"]; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "["pigeons"]".) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two ["fire hydrants" hydrants], one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two ["fire hydrants" hydrants], one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remainder of the tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remainder of the tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the ["City of Davis"]. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the ["City of Davis"]. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> == What does the Future hold for the Tank House? == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == What does the Future hold for the Tank House? == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in this proposal. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in this proposal. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The Davis ["Historic Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre,<span><br> -</span> which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis ["Historic Resources Management Commission"] ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, which has been the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> === Some Facts === </td> <td> <span>+</span> === Some Facts === </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical Ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure OFF site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and incidentally, the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. (The consultant's opinion that the orange trees do not retain their significance does not substantially affect the overall possible impact of the project for other reasons. The consultant report also stated that the trees might retain significance of some type due to local ordinance, new information, etc.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical Ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure OFF site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and incidentally, the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. (The consultant's opinion that the orange trees do not retain their significance does not substantially affect the overall possible impact of the project for other reasons. The consultant report also stated that the trees might retain significance of some type due to local ordinance, new information, etc.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR concerning the Tank House itself (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR concerning the Tank House itself (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. Ot is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. Ot is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> == Sources &amp; More info. == </td> <td> <span>+</span> == Sources &amp; More info. == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-11 09:20:55PhilipNeustromminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-11 08:18:34AlphaDog+wanted page +links +toc <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis.<span>&nbsp;</span> The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of orange trees between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis.<span>'''</span> The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of <span>["</span>orange trees<span>"]</span> between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street).<span><br> + [[TableOfContents]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the city-owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (35 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for <span>well water</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the <span>["City of Davis" </span>city-owned<span>]</span> Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over<span>&nbsp;["Historic Places"</span> 120 years old<span>]</span>. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (35 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for <span>["tap water" well water]</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The building is sometimes referred to as the "<span>P</span>ump house," but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the <span>railroad</span>.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The building is sometimes referred to as the "<span>p</span>ump house," but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the <span>["Train Station" railroad]</span>.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the <span>["</span>Mansion Square<span>"]</span> retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == The Mansion Grounds ==<br> <span>-</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "pigeons".) </td> <td> <span>+ </span> == The Mansion Grounds ==<br> <span>+ </span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the <span>["Town History" </span>original Davisville<span>]</span> town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on <span>["</span>E Street<span>"]</span>; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "<span>["</span>pigeons<span>"]</span>".) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two <span>hydrants</span>, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two <span>["fire hydrants" hydrants]</span>, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply system. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remainder of the tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> <td> <span>+ </span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remainder of the tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to rot from bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the <span>["</span>City of Davis<span>"]</span>. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906.) </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> It<span>&nbsp;is</span> a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were cited as important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description for the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to the ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == What does the Future hold for the Tank House? == </td> <td> <span>+ </span> == What does the Future hold for the Tank House? == </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in this proposal. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in this proposal. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The proposed building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City had entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The Davis <span>["</span>Historic Resources Management Commission<span>"]</span> ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probable impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July 25, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR a more complete evaluation (than that technically required by CEQA) of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, mainly as concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some Facts<span>:</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ===</span> Some Facts<span>&nbsp;===</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical Ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure OFF site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and incidentally, the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. (The consultant's opinion that the orange trees do not retain their significance does not substantially affect the overall possible impact of the project for other reasons. The consultant report also stated that the trees might retain significance of some type due to local ordinance, new information, etc.) </td> <td> <span>+ </span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical Ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure OFF site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and incidentally, the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. (The consultant's opinion that the orange trees do not retain their significance does not substantially affect the overall possible impact of the project for other reasons. The consultant report also stated that the trees might retain significance of some type due to local ordinance, new information, etc.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR concerning the Tank House itself (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> <td> <span>+ </span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR concerning the Tank House itself (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. <span>i</span>t is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+ </span> However, the EIR is not primarily about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. <span>O</span>t is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing significant contributing components of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Sources &amp; More info. == </td> <td> <span>+ </span> == Sources &amp; More info. == </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 22:47:33JabberWokkyReply to Valerie. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information.<span>&nbsp;--["ValerieVann"]<br> + * The papers my fiance grades -- and the SacBee and the Enterprise -- beg to differ on that last point; Wikis are too often cited in many works without consideration to version and author. This is the top return for Google when searching for Davis Tank House. As for your very first point, adding information is an easier contested edit than removal (since the new information is sitting there for review), and he made sure his edits were in parallel to yours (in fact, if you go through the revision history, you'll see his initial edit deleted or negated several of your points and myself and other editors suggested he not do that and instead present additional information rather than deleting yours -- I personally even reverted his entire first set of changes: see edit number 62). His edit ''was'' questioned and subjected to review, although you weren't here to be an expert on the facts. Now you're doing the same thing he was chided for: removing a viewpoint (in this case his) without allowing for debate. In the end, it's up to you... but I would highly suggest that if somebody reverts your edit here (as I did with DavisExile's first edit), you consider responding to his edits rather than simply deleting them. --["JabberWokky" jw]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 22:36:23ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * JW: If there was discussion of previous edits, or more important, the basis for them, I never saw it. My comment above is an invitation to supply the basis for the edits that were made. My initial contribution to this page was clearly to counter some erroneous "urban legends" or whatever with facts, and I think the manner that was done indicated that purpose. I have expanded on the basis for what I previously wrote. I didn't (and don't) think it particularly appropriate to cite chapter and verse of the applicable legislation, etc. here, as the material was intended as background for a more general audience. However, if ["DavisExile"] wants to provide the factual basis for his opinions, or indicate clearly that they are opinion or legend and differentiate his material from mine so that the respective authors are clear to the reader, my comment was an invitation to do so. Meanwhile, I don't think the present public discussion of issues concerning one of the city's few landmarks is well served by having erroneous material here, or a mixture of information and misinformation, even though most of us know the Wikis aren't the place to find reliable information.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 22:10:31ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probabl<span>y</span> impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probabl<span>e</span> impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Mansion Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This required that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building project, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical <span>o</span>rdinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure <span>off</span> site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical <span>O</span>rdinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure <span>OFF</span> site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and <span>incidentally, </span>the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark.<span>&nbsp;(The consultant's opinion that the orange trees do not retain their significance does not substantially affect the overall possible impact of the project for other reasons. The consultant report also stated that the trees might retain significance of some type due to local ordinance, new information, etc.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile and others have introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias, etc. Errors include attributing to Historical Preservationists established legal facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, <span>the contents of the RFP/Q, and the</span> EIR process, among a number of other things. (Interesting to attribute material that one doesn't have the facts on to Historical Preservationists, which suggest<span>&nbsp;bias in the attribu</span>tor)<span>. I don't have time to correct all the errors right now unfortunately; let the reader beware.</span> --["ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile and others have introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias, etc. Errors include attributing to <span>'</span>Historical Preservationists<span>'</span> established legal facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, <span>and the current</span> EIR process, among a number of other things. (Interesting to attribute material that one doesn't have the facts on to <span>'</span>Historical Preservationists<span>'</span>, which suggest<span>s bias in the edi</span>tor) --["ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 22:04:24JabberWokkyReply to Valerie. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Valerie: traditionally when an edit is disputed the discussion occurs before changing it back... somebody might revert the changes you've made. If that happens, it's likely an editor looking to restore the disputed sections so they can be individually discussed before they are changed. You are certainly right in questioning an edit that does not jibe with the research you've done, but it is also important to approach such questioning in a manner that invites discussion rather than simply back and forth edits. I personally can't speak on the topic of the Tank House -- I don't know what's fact and what isn't... I'm just posting this to try and help foster communication and a better entry. You might want to question the disputed edits (rather than just wiping them out) and give ["DavisExile"] a chance to respond. You've written an excellent entry, the only question is whether an alternate viewpoint has any basis in fact and history. If there is a body of thought that you don't agree with that is factually plausible (or even an urban legend or common misconception), it deserves a mention in the entry (qualified as urban legend or misconception if it is one). It sounds like you've done the research, so hear DavisExile out: we don't know what his background and sources are. --["JabberWokky" jw]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 21:50:58ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes<span>&nbsp;the</span> ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888<span>, additional ones were planted by the Hunt family sometime before 1906</span>.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion<span>&nbsp;cited</span> in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description <span>in</span> the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were <span>cited as </span>important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description <span>for</span> the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to <span>the </span>ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in th<span>e</span> proposal. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske, included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in th<span>is</span> proposal. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City ha<span>s</span> entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The<span>&nbsp;proposed</span> building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City ha<span>d</span> entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probably impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, <span>namely the Mansion, </span>by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This require<span>s</span> that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the proposed building project, which would require the removal or relocation on or off site of the Tank House (among other probably impacts) was likely to cause a significant impact on the<span>&nbsp;Mansion</span> Landmark, by removing contributing auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This require<span>d</span> that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building<span>&nbsp;project</span>, which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of the theatre, </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR more complete evaluation of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site <span>(</span>to the west side of the Mansion<span>) </span>. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July<span>&nbsp;25</span>, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR <span>a </span>more complete evaluation <span>(than that technically required by CEQA) </span>of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, <span>mainly as </span>concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site to the west side of the Mansion. The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not <span>just</span> about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. it is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing <span>a significant contributing component</span> of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not <span>primarily</span> about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. it is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which legally, under CEQA, includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent City ('local') Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing <span>significant contributing components</span> of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 21:36:40ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> H<span>istorical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank H</span>ouse currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion,<span>&nbsp;but that</span> it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.)<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Others argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on; likewise, because the few trees that remain fail to represent the original orchard both in terms of size and composition, they fail the test of historical accuracy.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The parcel of land the Tank</span> House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Historical preservationists also argue that it is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. They claim that the fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion cited in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. According to preservationsists, these auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Others argue that the mention of these elements in the registration documents establishes them primarily as a supporting context for the Mansion building.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ It a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted by those who have perhaps failed to investigate the history of the landmark designation. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion cited in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), for the State database, and accepted as the description in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. Consequently, these auxiliary and supporting features are integral features of the Landmark, specifically of the supporting historical context and site for the Mansion building which add to ability of the Landmark as a whole to convey its importance, i.e. why it was worth designation as a landmark.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Co<span>nstruction of the building</span> would require removal or relocation of the Tank House <span>and orange trees. Preservationists note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition, though by this logic, the original movement of the tank house has already caused its "demolition." The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project</span> was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing <span>important</span> auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,<span>which would be slightly smaller than</span> the theatre,<span>&nbsp;historically</span> the tallest structure on the block fo<span>r ove</span>r 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+ The Davis Historic Resources Management</span> Co<span>mmission ruled that the proposed building project, which</span> would require <span>the </span>removal or relocation o<span>n or off site o</span>f the Tank House <span>(among other probably impacts)</span> was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing <span>contributing</span> auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,<span>&nbsp;which would directly abut and be as high as the west wall of</span> the theatre,<span><br> + which has been</span> the tallest structure on the block for 50 years. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to create a more full environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the project EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to renew the negotiating agreement for the proposed building project, and to add to the EIR more complete evaluation of some of the alternative projects developed in the Initial Study, concerning possibilities of rehabilitating the Tank House on site, either in its present location, or moving it on site (to the west side of the Mansion) . The Draft EIR is currently being developed, to be followed by a 45 day comment period. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, the EIR is not just about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. it is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures <span>&nbsp;</span>and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.) Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing a significant contributing component of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, the EIR is not just about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. it is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which <span>legally, under CEQA, </span>includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent<span>&nbsp;City ('local')</span> Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.)<span>&nbsp;</span> Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing a significant contributing component of the latter, there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 21:04:13ValerieVannComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 80: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-08-10 21:04:13'' [[nbsp]] It was not my purpose to get into a discussion of the Mishka's Cafe project here (and on the auxiliary Mansion page), but to present to the best of my ability in a factual manner the history of the Tank House to date. based on nearly two years of research on the Mansion Complex, including the public record, city files, etc. If there are errors of FACT in what I have written, then I would appreciate corrections, provided the editor can supply references or sources upon which the correction is based, so that I can incorporate those sources into my research. --["ValerieVann"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 20:43:59ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR <span>concerning the Tank House itself </span>(on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> <td> <span>+ However, the EIR is not just about the Tank House and what to do or not do to it. it is to evaluate the impacts of the proposed cafe/office building on the Dresbach</span>-<span>Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark (which includes its context, site, auxialiary/supporting structures and features: this is an established fact, not an opinion), and the adjacent Landmark Varsity Theatre (its site, context, etc.)</span> Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), <span>both by inserting a new building between the two major landmark structures, and by removing a significant contributing component of the latter, </span>there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 20:14:13ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure off site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark.<span>&nbsp;In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark. Hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly and 2. yes.)</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure off site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Contents of the RFP/Q for Varsity management: The entire 'city owned properties' next to the Varsity (meaning the entire Mansion property, including the Mansion itself) were in fact included in the RFP, although the language was sufficiently ambiguous as to lead some to believe that there were two separate properties (and even in one case in a proposal to the idea that the patio was part of the theatre property). There were no takers for managing or adaptive reuse of the Mansion; not surprising, since the proposals all came from people interested in theater operations, who had no ideas about what to do with the Mansion. Nor for that matter, what to do with the Tank House and patio area except scrape it and build something new there.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark, hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly, required analysis of specific alternate project and 2. yes, it would; it would also impact the significance of the Tank House itself, and if moved to another historic property - as has been suggested previously - it would impact and/or impair the integrity of that site.)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Had it not been already formally established (in a public hearing before the HRMC, and in the Initial Study, etc.) that the proposed project would likely have a significant impact under CEQA on both of the Landmark properties (the Varsity Theatre and the Mansion Complex), there would be no necessity for an EIR to evaluate those impact(s) and impacts of alternative projects (including moving the Tank House on site).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Instead of the DE article, read</span> the EIR Initial Study, the Historical Evaluation, <span>and </span>the comments submitted on the Scoping and Initial Study. </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Better sources:</span> the EIR Initial Study, the Historical Evaluation, the comments submitted on the Scoping and Initial Study<span>, and the records of the various public hearings and decisions on this matter, back to 1976</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 19:54:15ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Some Facts:<br> + <br> + The Tank House 'patio' area is not now and has never been a separate parcel from the rest of the Mansion property. Source: official Parcel Map and public records back to 1868.<br> + <br> + The Tank House was moved to its present location before the Davis Historical ordinance was adopted. Therefore, the fact that moving a historic structure off site (which the Tank House wasn't) now constitutes the equivalent of demolition under CEQA (because of the local ordinance) was not applicable at the time. Further, the local City of Davis Landmark designation of the Mansion property took place with the Tank House in its present location (and the same number of orange trees now existing, or possibly just one more). As recognized by the Historical Evaluation consultant report, this constituted recognition that the prior move of the Tank House did not affect its significance as a component of the Landmark. In addition, the Davis Historical Resources Commission has twice ruled that the Tank House in its present location is a significant contributing element of the Mansion Landmark. Hence for the purposes of the EIR, under CEQA, the prior move of the Tank House is irrelevant. The only questions for the EIR (on which the Historical Evaluation study has already commented) are 1) whether moving the Tank House on site would have significant impact on the Landmark property, or 2) whether moving the Tank House off site would. (The answer was 1. possibly and 2. yes.)<br> + <br> + Contents of the RFP/Q for Varsity management: The entire 'city owned properties' next to the Varsity (meaning the entire Mansion property, including the Mansion itself) were in fact included in the RFP, although the language was sufficiently ambiguous as to lead some to believe that there were two separate properties (and even in one case in a proposal to the idea that the patio was part of the theatre property). There were no takers for managing or adaptive reuse of the Mansion; not surprising, since the proposals all came from people interested in theater operations, who had no ideas about what to do with the Mansion. Nor for that matter, what to do with the Tank House and patio area except scrape it and build something new there.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Instead of the DE article, read the EIR Initial Study, the Historical Evaluation, and the comments submitted on the Scoping and Initial Study.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 19:24:58ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile <span>has</span> introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias. Errors include attributing to Historical Preservationists established facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, the EIR process, among a number of other things. I<span>&nbsp;do</span>n't have time to correct <span>them</span> right now unfortunately. --["ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile <span>and others have</span> introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias<span>, etc</span>. Errors include attributing to Historical Preservationists established<span>&nbsp;legal</span> facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, the <span>contents of the RFP/Q, and the </span>EIR process, among a number of other things. <span>(</span>I<span>nteresting to attribute material that one does</span>n't have t<span>he facts on to Historical Preservationists, which suggest bias in the attributor). I don't have t</span>ime to correct <span>all the errors</span> right now unfortunately<span>; let the reader beware</span>. --["ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-08-10 19:13:22ValerieVannComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-08-10 19:13:22'' [[nbsp]] DavisExile has introduced a number of factual errors under the heading of removing bias. Errors include attributing to Historical Preservationists established facts about the so-called parcel, the significance or lack thereof under CEQA of moving the Tank House, the EIR process, among a number of other things. I don't have time to correct them right now unfortunately. --["ValerieVann"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-31 09:37:35DavisExileedited for organizaiton. redundancy, accuracy &amp; bias <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The building is sometimes referred to as the "Pump house<span>'</span>, but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The building is sometimes referred to as the "Pump house,<span>"</span> but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Others argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "pigeons".)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - Historical preservationists also argue that it is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. According to preservationsists, these auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style.<br> - <br> - Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion, including the two front parlors, were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orange trees in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern would have had a large hand pump mounted on top. (Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "pigeons".)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == What does the Future hold for the Mansion and its supporting infrastructure? ==</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Others argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on; likewise, because the few trees that remain fail to represent the original orchard both in terms of size and composition, they fail the test of historical accuracy.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in the proposal. </td> <td> <span>+ Historical preservationists also argue that it is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. They claim that the fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion cited in the documentation that was submitted to qualify the complex for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. According to preservationsists, these auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Others argue that the mention of these elements in the registration documents establishes them primarily as a supporting context for the Mansion building.<br> + <br> + == What does the Future hold for the Tank House? ==<br> + <br> +</span> The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske<span>,</span> included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in the proposal. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal or relocation of the Tank House and orange trees<span>, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark</span>. Preservationists note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition, though by this logic, the original movement of the tank house has already caused its "demolition." The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be <span>as tall as</span> the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal or relocation of the Tank House and orange trees. Preservationists note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition, though by this logic, the original movement of the tank house has already caused its "demolition." The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be <span>slightly smaller than</span> the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. <span>(Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") </span>On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted <span>(</span>4-1<span>, ["Sue Greenwald" Greenwald] voting no)</span> to create a more full environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted 4-1 to create a more full environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-30 19:59:48JabberWokkyMade it grammaticaler. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted (4-1, ["Sue Greenwald" Greenwald] voting no) to create a <span>fuller</span> environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR were completed on July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted (4-1, ["Sue Greenwald" Greenwald] voting no) to create a <span>more full</span> environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-30 19:58:29JabberWokkySimplification (assertion A, assertion B) +spelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) <span>This assertion is</span>, <span>however, widely debated and not universally agreed upon or</span> "<span>fact</span>.<span>" Many, for example, argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) <span>&nbsp;Others argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location</span>, <span>and that it is not</span> "<span>integral" to the land it currently sits on</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sy<span>s</span>tem. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-30 18:57:21PhilipNeustrom+ sources &amp; more info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Sources &amp; More info. ==<br> + * 2006-07-26 Davis Enterprise, "Tankhouse will get a fuller EIR"</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-30 17:25:46PhilipNeustrom+ july 25th. article may need some bias work still <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) This assertion is, however, widely debated and not <span>(as the tenor of much of this article may suggest) </span>universally agreed upon or "fact." Many, for example, argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion, but that it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, which also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) This assertion is, however, widely debated and not universally agreed upon or "fact." Many, for example, argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR <span>have been completed (comments accepted through</span> July 14, 2006<span>)</span>. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR <span>were completed on</span> July 14, 2006. The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") <span>&nbsp;On July, 2006 the ["City Council"] voted (4-1, ["Sue Greenwald" Greenwald] voting no) to create a fuller environmental impact report to examine the effect of a move or relocation of the Tank House. </span>Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-26 01:49:21DavisExileThe article presents as "fact" numerous subjective interpretations <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> T<span>he so-called parcel of land the T</span>ank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion<span>;</span> it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, <span>and</span> also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> <td> <span>+ Historical preservationists argue that the parcel of land the</span> Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion<span>, but that</span> it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, <span>which</span> also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) <span>&nbsp;This assertion is, however, widely debated and not (as the tenor of much of this article may suggest) universally agreed upon or "fact." Many, for example, argue that the original movement of the tank house removed it from its historically accurate location, and that it is not "integral" to the land it currently sits on.<br> + <br> + </span>Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- I</span>t is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. <span>T</span>hese auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+ Historical preservationists also argue that i</span>t is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. <span>According to preservationsists, t</span>hese auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. <span>(N</span>ote that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition<span>)</span>. The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal<span>&nbsp;or relocation</span> of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. <span>Preservationists n</span>ote that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition<span>, though by this logic, the original movement of the tank house has already caused its "demolition</span>.<span>"</span> The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-25 18:17:30JabberWokkyRevert to version 60 ("Some disagree" can't apply to statements that "x is public record".). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - T<span>he so-called parcel of land the T</span>ank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds<span>&nbsp;(many would disagree with this assessment)</span>, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> <td> <span>+ The so</span>-<span>called parcel of land the</span> Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted.<span>&nbsp;(Many would disagree with this statement)</span> The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal<span>&nbsp;(or relocation)</span> of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). <span>(By this logic, though, the Pump House has already been demolished, then, hasn't it?) </span>The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-25 17:52:32DavisExile <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - T<span>he so-called parcel of land the T</span>ank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> <td> <span>+ The so</span>-<span>called parcel of land the</span> Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds<span>&nbsp;(many would disagree with this assessment)</span>, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange trees are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted.<span>&nbsp;(Many would disagree with this statement)</span> The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal<span>&nbsp;(or relocation)</span> of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). <span>(By this logic, though, the Pump House has already been demolished, then, hasn't it?) </span>The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block for over 50 years. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-14 13:34:10ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House. The orange trees surrounding the house are over 100 years old.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House. The orange trees surrounding the <span>tank </span>house are over 100 years old.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-11 21:14:31ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten of the 13 remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation<span>; the oldest 25 were probably planted by the Stelling family around 1888</span>.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well.<span>&nbsp;A 1899 ad for the property described the "water pipes throughout grounds and house" as a prominent feature; it short, a state-of-the-art Victorian era water supply sytem.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-08 14:42:46PhilipNeustromused headings <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>'''</span> The Mansion Grounds <span>'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>==</span> The Mansion Grounds <span>==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>'''</span>What does the Future hold for the Mansion and its supporting infrastructure? <span>'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>== </span>What does the Future hold for the Mansion and its supporting infrastructure? <span>==</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-07 18:45:17ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block <span>since 19</span>50. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block <span>for over </span>50<span>&nbsp;years</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-07 18:43:04ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''What does the Future hold for the Mansion <span>C</span>o<span>mpl</span>e<span>x</span>? ''' </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''What does the Future hold for the Mansion <span>and its supp</span>o<span>rting infrastructur</span>e? ''' </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR have been completed (comments accepted through July 14, 2006). The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features and eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared.<span>&nbsp;The EIR will also assess possible impact to the Varsity (also a city Landmark, and eligible for national listing) of the proposed 3 story building,which would be as tall as the theatre, historically the tallest structure on the block since 1950.<br> + <br> +</span> An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR have been completed (comments accepted through July 14, 2006). The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the City Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-07 18:35:54ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the city-owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (<span>2</span>5 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House" is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the city-owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (<span>3</span>5 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''' Davis Continue to Have a Tank House to Match the Mansion? '''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Construction of the Mansion Square retail building south of the Mansion required clearing over half of the original grounds, including removal of 34 trees (walnut, almond, lime, cherry, orange, fig). A city Landmark Tree, the huge Digger Pine near the Mansion Square entry sign on E Street was saved.<br> + <br> + '''What does the Future hold for the Mansion Complex? '''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features<span>,</span> eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR have been completed (comments accepted through July 14, 2006). The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the <span>c</span>ity Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features<span>&nbsp;and</span> eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR have been completed (comments accepted through July 14, 2006). The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the <span>C</span>ity Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-07 18:21:39ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The <span>house</span> is sometimes referred to as the "Pump house', but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>building</span> is sometimes referred to as the "Pump house', but this is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;== Land status and use ==<br> -</span> T<span>he so-called parcel of land the T</span>ank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. </td> <td> <span>+ ''' The Mansion Grounds '''<br> + The so</span>-<span>called parcel of land the</span> Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten<span>&nbsp;of the 13</span> remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange <span>grove</span> are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange <span>trees</span> are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. It is not known if the Tank House building would be used for this, or if the Tank House would be relocated or demolished. The current status of this effort is unknown.<br> - <br> - == Original location and History ==</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-07 18:13:14ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ''' Davis Continue to Have a Tank House to Match the Mansion? '''<br> + <br> + The City of Davis Request for Proposals for use of the ["Varsity Theatre"] included an option to submit a project proposal for the brick patio area occupied by the orange trees and Tank House and/or the Mansion itself. The winning proposal for the Theatre, by Novakovic and Fenske included a proposal by ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic to build a new 3-story building occupying the brick patio where the Tank House is located (essentially the whole area inside the green metal fence, from the west wall of the Varsity to the brick walkway next to the Mansion.) The Mansion itself and the rest of the gardens were not included in the proposal.<br> + <br> + The building would house a new Mishka's Cafe on the ground floor and two floors of office space. The City has entered an exclusive negotiating agreement with Novakovic for this project.<br> + <br> + Construction of the building would require removal of the Tank House and orange trees, both (as explained above) contributing features of a Nationally and locally listed Landmark. (Note that under CEQA and city ordinance, moving a historic structure to another location is the equivalent of demolition). The Davis Historic Resources Management Commission ruled that the project was likely to cause a significant impact on the Landmark, namely the Mansion, by removing important auxiliary features, eliminating a substantial part of the original "context" (open space, landscaping, siting). This requires that an EIR be prepared. An Initial Study, historic review, and public scoping meeting for the EIR have been completed (comments accepted through July 14, 2006). The next stage will be the Draft EIR, which will include alternative projects in addition to the proposed office building. (Alternatives may include "No Project / do nothing.") Interested parties can contact Ken Hiatt at the city Planning Dept., who is in charge of EIR preparation.<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:45:23PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. T<span>his would entail construction of a new</span> building <span>and likely relocation</span> or demoli<span>tion of the</span> T<span>ank House</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The current status of this effort is unknown.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. <span>&nbsp;It is not known if the </span>T<span>ank House</span> building <span>would be used for this, or if the Tank House would be relocated</span> or demoli<span>shed. </span> T<span>he current status of this effort is unknown</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:33:24PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House. The orange trees surrounding the house are over 100 year old.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House. The orange trees surrounding the house are over 100 year<span>s</span> old.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:33:12PhilipNeustromnoted orange trees in caption <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House<span>. The orange trees surrounding the house are over 100 year old.</span>")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:32:06PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. Th<span>e current status of this effort is unknown</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. Th<span>is would entail construction of a new building and likely relocation or demolition of the Tank House</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The current status of this effort is unknown.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:30:58PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the <span>current </span>Tank House. The current status of this effort is unknown. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the Tank House. The current status of this effort is unknown. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:30:25PhilipNeustrom+mishka's (if you have more details, please update) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + In early 2006 ["Mishka's Cafe"] owner Sinisa Novakovic was in negotiations with the ["City Council"] to build a new home for ["Mishka's Cafe"] in the location of the current Tank House. The current status of this effort is unknown.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:24:41PhilipNeustrom+see also, some minor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange grove are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style.<span>&nbsp;["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange grove are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places"<span>&nbsp;Historic Place</span>]<span>.<br> + <br> + = See also =<br> + * ["Historic Places"]<br> + * ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:10:39PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(DHBTankHouse-ACUnit.jpg,left,<span>4</span>00,thumbnail,"Adaptive Re-Use of a historic structure: How Not to Do It")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(DHBTankHouse-ACUnit.jpg,left,<span>3</span>00,thumbnail,"Adaptive Re-Use of a historic structure: How Not to Do It")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:09:53PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the city-owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (25 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House<span>"</span> is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]. As part of the city-owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (25 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 16:09:21PhilipNeustrom+location+sectioned off -- hope it's easier to read <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ==aka "Downtown Tank House"==</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;Part of the Cit</span>y<span>&nbsp;</span>owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (25 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> <td> <span>+ The Mansion Tank House, also known as the "Downtown Tank House is located on ["2nd Street"] between the ["Varsity Theatre"] and the ["Dresbach</span>-<span>Hunt-Bo</span>y<span>er House"]. As part of the city-</span>owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included fruit trees (25 orange trees plus other varieties), gardens, a corral and stable for horses, a cistern for soft water (rain water) collection, and the tank house for well water. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Land status and use ==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange grove are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house<span>&nbsp;</span>, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orange grove are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The fruit trees, tank house, cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Original location and History ==</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-05 15:50:59PhilipNeustromminor grammar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+ The house is sometimes referred to as the</span> "Pump house'<span>, but this</span> is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers (4x12's) designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-07-02 14:10:17ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical 4x4 studs and 1x10 bevel-channel shiplap siding similar to that used on the Mansion. The board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure, as there is no cross bracing such as is used with an open tower tank support. About 3600 board feet of virgin redwood was used to buil<span>t</span> the structure, which originally had at most only three openings in the sides: a door, a window and an exit hole for a stovepipe. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical 4x4 studs and 1x10 bevel-channel shiplap siding similar to that used on the Mansion. The board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure, as there is no cross bracing such as is used with an open tower tank support. About 3600 board feet of virgin redwood was used to buil<span>d</span> the structure, which originally had at most only three openings in the sides: a door, a window and an exit hole for a stovepipe. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and or<span>chard</span> are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The trees, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540)<span>.</span>, as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and or<span>ange grove</span> are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The<span>&nbsp;fruit</span> trees, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540), as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remain tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. (In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remain<span>der of the</span> tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and remodeled into a residence (see below). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-06-25 16:35:21ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers <span>(4x12's) </span>designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside a tank house to keep the pipes from freezing in winter, although perhaps not necessary in Davis. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-06-23 10:23:52ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included <span>orchards</span>, gardens, a corral and b<span>uilding</span> for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included <span>fruit trees (25 orange trees plus other varieties)</span>, gardens, a corral and <span>sta</span>b<span>le</span> for horses, a cistern<span>&nbsp;for soft water (rain water) collection</span>, and the tank house<span>&nbsp;for well water</span>.<span><br> + <br> +</span> "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by at most a railing around the edge of the deck, probably the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside <span>a tank house </span>to keep the pipes from freezing in winter<span>, although perhaps not necessary in Davis</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about three dozen trees, but it was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (the trees were part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) Water for the trees &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house as well.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The <span>orchard</span>, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540). These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The <span>trees</span>, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540).<span>, as well as cited in the City designation as a Landmark Historic Resource.</span> These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] ["Historic Places"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the or<span>chard</span> in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion<span>, including the two front parlors,</span> were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the or<span>ange trees</span> in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern <span>would have </span>had a large hand pump mounted on top.<span>&nbsp;(Soft rain water was preferred to hard well water for laundering fine linens, washing glassware, etc., the water would have been screened but also usually boiled first, since it came off the roof - think "pigeons".)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. <span>O</span>nly one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and <span>incorporat</span>ed into a residence (see below). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. <span>(In 1911 there were 32 elevated tanks, 18 tank houses, 15 of them at residences, the remain tanks on open frame tank stands.) Although all the largest Davis residences had a tank house, o</span>nly one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and <span>remodel</span>ed into a residence (see below). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some damage of the lower edge due to<span>&nbsp;rot from</span> bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current lamentable state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 15:20:17PhilipNeustromminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it<span>'</span>s back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns its back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 14:44:07PhilipNeustromformatting+arranged listing 1st P. to match page list. can we get photo dates? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). The third Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of orange trees between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The term "Tank House" refers to three different structures in Davis. The first Tank House (in recent years sometimes called "the pump house," a misnomer) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building in the little grove of orange trees between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The second is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The third is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>----</span><br> <span>-</span> = Barovetto Tank House - 209 2nd Street= </td> <td> <span>+</span> <br> <span>+</span> = Barovetto Tank House - 209 2nd Street<span>&nbsp;</span>= </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 10:51:01ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The orchard, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540). These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes recently asserted. The orchard, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (Buidling #76000540). These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]<span>&nbsp;["Historic Places"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(sign.jpg, "Nearby sign about the Tank House", <span>right, </span>thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(sign.jpg, "Nearby sign about the Tank House", thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(BarovettoTH.jpg, right, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(BarovettoTH.jpg, <span>300, </span>right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This plain tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank.<span>&nbsp;The Barovetto Tank House is a City of Davis designated Historic Merit Resource ["Historic Places"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 10:35:22ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a<span>&nbsp;</span>ba<span>lustrade around the ed</span>g<span>e of the deck</span>.<span>&nbsp;The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a<span>t most a railing around the edge of the deck, pro</span>ba<span>bly the latter. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house, and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezin</span>g<span>&nbsp;in winter</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes asserted. The orchard, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed,' as is sometimes <span>recently </span>asserted. The orchard, tank house , cistern and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion specifically cited in the documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places<span>&nbsp;(Buidling #76000540)</span>. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style.<span>&nbsp;["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. Only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and incorporated into a residence. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. Only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and incorporated into a residence<span>&nbsp;(see below)</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some <span>rot</span> of the lower edge due to bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site.<span><br> -</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> <td> <span>+</span> When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some <span>damage</span> of the lower edge due to bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site. The current<span>&nbsp;lamentable</span> state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. </td> <td> <span>+</span> This<span>&nbsp;plain</span> tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 10:19:04ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical 4x4 studs and 1x10 <span>shiplap siding; t</span>he board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure. About 3600 board feet of virgin redwood was used to built the structure, which originally had at most only three openings in the sides: a door, a window and an exit hole for a stovepipe. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical 4x4 studs and 1x10 <span>bevel-channel shiplap siding similar to that used on the Mansion. T</span>he board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure<span>, as there is no cross bracing such as is used with an open tower tank support</span>. About 3600 board feet of virgin redwood was used to built the structure, which originally had at most only three openings in the sides: a door, a window and an exit hole for a stovepipe. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about <span>32</span> trees, but was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about <span>three dozen</span> trees, bu<span>t i</span>t was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard, tank house and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion <span>cited in the listing</span> documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed<span>,</span>'<span>&nbsp;as is sometimes asserted</span>. The orchard, tank house <span>, cistern </span>and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion <span>specifically cited in the</span> documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ When moved from its original location in 1978, the Tank House was essentially intact except for some rot of the lower edge due to bad drainage. About 1-1/2 to 2 rows of siding and the bottom of the studs were removed when it was installed on a raised concrete slab at the present site.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----------<br> - <br> - The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. Sinisa Novakovic, the owner of ["Mishka's Cafe"], has been investigating moving Mishka's Cafe to the location of the current Tank House.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ----<br> + = Barovetto Tank House - 209 2nd Street=<br> + [[Image(BarovettoTH.jpg, right, thumbnail)]]<br> + <br> + This tank house has been remodeled into small house. Unlike the Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer tank house, where the tank probably sat on an open deck, the top level where the tank was located in this tank house may have had a roof and been enclosed originally, or or it may have completely enclosed at some later time to make a room. Davis had both styles. The heavy timber 'tank deck' supporting the tank would have been where the profile of the sides goes from sloping to straight up, where the floor of the third story is now. The windmill (the 'pump') could have either been attached to the side of the top story or located on its own open timber tower beside it, with the water line running overhead from the windmill tower to the tank.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 09:51:26ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Tank_House?action=Files&do=view&target=BarovettoTH.jpg">BarovettoTH.jpg</a>.Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 09:39:26ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The term "Tank House" <span>tends to </span>refer to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). The third Tank House (<span>or</span> "the pump house<span>"</span>) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking <span>white </span>building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The term "Tank House" refer<span>s</span> to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). The third Tank House (<span>in recent years sometimes called</span> "the pump house<span>," a misnomer</span>) refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking building<span>&nbsp;in the little grove of orange trees</span> between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-24 09:28:21ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ----------</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-22 23:54:16PhilipNeustrommoved more recognizable photo up <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>Ma</span>n<span>sionTankH</span>ouse<span>Deco</span>.jpg,right,<span>350,</span>thumbnail,"Tank House<span>&nbsp;Decorations</span>")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(<span>hu</span>n<span>t-pump-h</span>ouse.jpg,<span>&nbsp;250, </span>right,<span>&nbsp;</span>thumbnail,"<span>Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion </span>Tank House")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(<span>hu</span>n<span>t-pump-h</span>ouse.jpg,<span>&nbsp;250, </span>right,<span>&nbsp;</span>thumbnail,"<span>Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion </span>Tank House")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(<span>Ma</span>n<span>sionTankH</span>ouse<span>Deco</span>.jpg,right,<span>350,</span>thumbnail,"Tank House<span>&nbsp;Decorations</span>")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-22 23:53:24PhilipNeustrom+mishka's, trying to keep text on tank house as one solid block of text <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Tank Houses in and around Davis ==<br> -</span> The term "Tank House" tends to refer to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). The third Tank House (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"].<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The term "Tank House" tends to refer to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street). The third Tank House (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed<br> - <br> - Note: the above original entry for Tank House contains a number of misconceptions which are addressed below.<br> - -----<br> - <br> - ==Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> - ===aka "Downtown Tank House"===</span> </td> <td> <span>+ =Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House =<br> + ==aka "Downtown Tank House"==</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location (it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building), the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and given a fancy cornice to match the Italianate house. Since tank houses were enclosed structures, the lower level especially was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for basic housing for a servant.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;--["ValerieVann"]<br> - ----</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Ricci Tank House ==</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. Sinisa Novakovic, the owner of ["Mishka's Cafe"], has been investigating moving Mishka's Cafe to the location of the current Tank House.<br> + <br> + = Ricci Tank House =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ----</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-22 23:43:52PhilipNeustromminor -- entry needs some cleanup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The term "Tank House" tends to refer to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"].<span><br> - <br> -</span> The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street).<span><br> - <br> -</span> The third Tank House (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The term "Tank House" tends to refer to three different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street).<span>&nbsp;</span> The third Tank House (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-19 11:37:05ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The term "Tank House" tends to refer to t<span>wo</span> different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]<span>, and the other is the white somewhat-pyramid looking structure between ["Varsity Theatre"] and ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]</span>. </td> <td> <span>+ == Tank Houses in and around Davis ==<br> +</span> The term "Tank House" tends <span>&nbsp;</span>to refer to t<span>hree</span> different structures in Davis. One is the brown wooden structure by ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- === Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ===<br> - [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The second is the Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Tank <span>h</span>ouse (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> <td> <span>+</span> T<span>he third T</span>ank <span>H</span>ouse (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"] ["downtown"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg,right,325,thumbnail,"Tank House Decorations")]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Note: the above original entry for Tank House contains a number of misconceptions which are addressed below.<br> + -----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power!) (The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ==Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> + ===aka "Downtown Tank House"===<br> + [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg,right,350,thumbnail,"Tank House Decorations")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical studs and 1x10 shiplap siding; the board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure. The structure used about 3600 board feet of virgin redwood.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Part of the City owned Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, the Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or a tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power! The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter.<br> + <br> + The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical 4x4 studs and 1x10 shiplap siding; the board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure. About 3600 board feet of virgin redwood was used to built the structure, which originally had at most only three openings in the sides: a door, a window and an exit hole for a stovepipe.<br> + [[Image(hunt-pump-house.jpg, 250, right, thumbnail,"Bottom of the front of the DHB Mansion Tank House")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard and Tank House are part of the National Register listed Mansion complex, important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion that qualified it for listing. They are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly half a block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it's back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard, tank house and gardens were important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion cited in the listing documentation (not just a "city report") that was submitted to qualify the entire complex as a whole for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. These auxiliary and supporting features are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Davis at one time had about dozen such urban tank houses (with windmill pumps). Only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and incorporated into a residence.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly a quarter block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it's back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly or "sustainable" ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top.<br> + ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. (Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource.) --["ValerieVann"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Before the city water system was built, the residential areas of old downtown Davis at one time had about a dozen such urban tank houses with windmill pumps. Only one other besides the Mansion Tank House remains in town proper, the much later (c. 1925) rather plain Barovetto tank house (209 2nd Street), which has been significantly altered and incorporated into a residence.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance or repair while owned by the City of Davis. The 2000 city condemnation "for occupancy" was based on a structural engineers' report that principally addressed the potential hazard of occupying the second floor (added in 1978, not part of the original structure or use) as an office. Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource. --["ValerieVann"]<br> + ----</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ----</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-18 15:10:51PhilipNeustromslight reorg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - == Ricci Tank House ==<br> - [[Image(tankhouse.jpg, "The Tank House", right, thumbnail)]]<br> - [[Image(sign.jpg, "Nearby sign about the Tank House", right, thumbnail)]]<br> - <br> - This tank house once supplied water for the animals and crops of the ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. It would have drawn water (probably by windmill power) from the adjacent north fork of ["Putah Creek"], which used to be the main flow of the creek until it was diverted in 1948.<br> - <br> - Today it stands watch over the ["Putah Creek Greenbelt"].<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Tank house (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Tank house (or "the pump house") refers to the somewhat pyramid-looking white building between the ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] and the ["Varsity Theatre<span>"] ["downtown</span>"]. The tank house was condemned and in bad shape as of 2006, and the ["City Council"] [http://davisenterprise.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/325new1.txt has been investigating] relocating, removing, or possibly repairing the building. The house is not a designated historical site, but was noted as a "contributor" to the historical feeling of the next-door ["Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer House"] in a city report. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed. [[BR]] [[BR]]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling it the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"][[BR]] [[BR]]<br> - ------<br> - == Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> - === (aka 'Downtown Tank House') ===<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ == Ricci Tank House ==<br> + [[Image(tankhouse.jpg, "The Tank House", right, thumbnail)]]<br> + [[Image(sign.jpg, "Nearby sign about the Tank House", right, thumbnail)]]<br> + <br> + This tank house once supplied water for the animals and crops of the ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. It would have drawn water (probably by windmill power) from the adjacent north fork of ["Putah Creek"], which used to be the main flow of the creek until it was diverted in 1948.<br> + <br> + Today it stands watch over the ["Putah Creek Greenbelt"].<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling [the downtown house] the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-17 17:09:56ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;T</span>he Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power!) (The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter. </td> <td> <span>+ Part of the City owned Dresbach</span>-<span>Hunt-Boyer Mansion Landmark complex, t</span>he Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power!) (The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by a balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance while owned by the City of Davis. --["ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot to the lower parts of the studs and siding, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance <span>or repair </span>while owned by the City of Davis.<span>&nbsp;(Ironically, Davis City Code 40.23.180 requires the owner or person in charge of a designated historical resource to keep it in good repair to prevent deterioration or decay that threatens the structural or historical integrity of the resource.)</span> --["ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-17 16:51:18ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg,<span>&nbsp;250, </span>right,<span>&nbsp;</span>thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg,right,<span>325,</span>thumbnail<span>,"Tank House Decorations"</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(DHBTankHouse-ACUnit.jpg,left,400,thumbnail,"Adaptive Re-Use of a historic structure: How Not to Do It")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-17 16:30:05ValerieVannUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Tank_House?action=Files&do=view&target=DHBTankHouse-ACUnit.jpg">DHBTankHouse-ACUnit.jpg</a>.Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-17 16:10:04ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power!) (The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a "tank house," that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water in a round redwood tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. (Wind power!) (The windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and something like open latticed walls around it, or it may have been simply enclosed by <span>a </span>balustrade around the edge of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a stove was installed inside to keep the pipes from freezing in winter. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location, the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and <span>a fancy cornice to match th</span>e house. Since t<span>hey</span> were enclosed structures, the lower level especially <span>might</span> b<span>e used as basic housing for a servant or for storage</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location<span>&nbsp;(it was moved north so the south half of the original Mansion grounds could be developed into the Mansion Square retail building)</span>, the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and <span>given a fancy cornice to match the Italianat</span>e house. Since t<span>ank houses</span> were enclosed structures, the lower level especially <span>was convenient for use for storage or sometimes even for</span> b<span>asic housing for a servant</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard and Tank House are<span>&nbsp;a</span> part of the National Register listed Mansion complex, important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion that qualified it for listing. They are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly half a block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it's back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top. </td> <td> <span>+</span> It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard and Tank House are part of the National Register listed Mansion complex, important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion that qualified it for listing. They are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly half a block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it's back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-05-17 15:53:54ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This tank house once supplied water for the animals and crops of the ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. It would have drawn water (probably by windmill power) from the adjacent north fork of ["Putah Creek"], which used to be the main flow of the creek until it was diverted in 1948.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This tank house once supplied water for the animals and crops of the ["Ricci Farm"] in ["South Davis"]. It would have drawn water (probably by windmill power) from the adjacent north fork of ["Putah Creek"], which used to be the main flow of the creek until it was diverted in 1948. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a tank house, that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. The <span>pyramidal shape is part of the structural desi</span>g<span>n that ena</span>b<span>led it to support the wei</span>g<span>ht of the water tank and to resist the consequent </span>ove<span>rturn</span>ing <span>moment produced by having the high center of gravity of the tank on top</span>.<span>&nbsp;The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical studs and 1x10 shiplap siding. The structure used about 3600 board feet of virgin redwood. [[BR]] [[BR]] Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location, the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed and a 2nd damaged), and a fancy cornice to match the house.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Mansion Tank House is over 120 years old. It is part of the original infrastructure of the Mansion property, which included orchards, gardens, a corral and building for horses, a cistern, and the tank house. "Pump house' is a misnomer: the Tank House never housed a pump or tank inside. It was built as a <span>"</span>tank house,<span>"</span> that is, a specialized structure engineered to support a water tank on top, which was removed when Davis built a regular city water system. What now looks like a flat roof is actually a tank deck constructed of heavy timbers designed to support several tons of water <span>in a round redwood </span>tank. The water was pumped to the tank on top by a windmill attached to the side of the structure. <span>(Wind power!) (</span>The <span>windmill may even have been made locally, as there was a Sinclair Windmill Company located on the east side of the railroad.) The tank may have had a roof over it and somethin</span>g<span>&nbsp;like open latticed walls around it, or it may have </span>b<span>een simply enclosed by balustrade around the ed</span>g<span>e of the deck. The water pipe from the tank usually ran down inside the tank house and sometimes a st</span>ove<span>&nbsp;was installed inside to keep the pipes from freez</span>ing <span>in winter</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about 32 trees, but was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. The two story high tank was capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The pyramidal shape of the Tank House is part of the structural design that enabled it to support the weight of the water tank and to resist the consequent overturning moment produced by having a high center of gravity because most of the weight was on top when the tank was full. The construction is of the type common to the period known as 'balloon framing', with full height vertical studs and 1x10 shiplap siding; the board siding is not just to fill in the open sides, it is essential to the strength of the structure. The structure used about 3600 board feet of virgin redwood.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard and Tank House are a part of the National Register listed Mansion complex, important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion complex that qualified it for listing. They are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Originally the Mansion property occupied 4 lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly half a block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. (The house turns it's back on E Street)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Originally located near the corral, some 75 ft south of its present location, the Tank House water system served the entire Mansion property as was typical of large urban properties. Unlike utilitarian rural or farm tank houses, it was decorated with Gothic medallions on each of the four sides (one has been destroyed, and a second one damaged by cutting part of it away to put in an air conditioner during the first "adaptive reuse"), and a fancy cornice to match the house. Since they were enclosed structures, the lower level especially might be used as basic housing for a servant or for storage.<br> + <br> + The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about 32 trees, but was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. Having the tank mounted on top of the two-story high structure provided enough water pressure for the system to be capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house.<br> + <br> + It is a false distinction to say that the Tank House and orchard are 'not listed'. The orchard and Tank House are a part of the National Register listed Mansion complex, important parts of the significance and setting of the Mansion that qualified it for listing. They are as integral to the Mansion as its architectural style. Originally the Mansion property occupied four lots of the original Davisville town layout, or nearly half a block. The main rooms of the Mansion were oriented toward 2nd Street and eastward toward the orchard in the form of two bay windows - unusual for even a house of that size- to enjoy the gardens. The house turns it's back on E Street; the "back porch" faces that way, where the cistern (the round brick thingy) for storing rain water runoff from the house roof is located (even early Davisville had some environmentally friendly ways of doing things!). The cistern had a large hand pump mounted on top.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance while owned by the City of Davis. --["ValerieVann"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The current state of the Mansion Tank House is the result of badly executed 'adaptive reuse' projects that allowed water to seep into the walls, causing rot<span>&nbsp;to the lower parts of the studs and siding</span>, followed by ten years of neglect and lack of maintenance while owned by the City of Davis. --["ValerieVann"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-04-18 21:48:07ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(tankhouse.jpg<span>, right</span>, "The Tank House"<span>)]]<br> -</span> <span>[[T</span>humbnail(sign.jpg<span>, right</span>, "Nearby sign about the Tank House")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(tankhouse.jpg, "The Tank House"<span>,</span> <span>right, t</span>humbnail<span>)]]<br> + [[Image</span>(sign.jpg, "Nearby sign about the Tank House"<span>, right, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(hunt-pump-house.jpg, right, <span>250</span>)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(hunt-pump-house.jpg, <span>250, </span>right, <span>thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling it the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"][[BR]] [[BR]]<br> + ------</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg , right, <span>250</span>)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(MansionTankHouseDeco.jpg<span>,</span> <span>250</span>, right, <span>thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling it the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-04-18 21:44:41ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed. [[BR]] [[BR]]<span>[[BR}}</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed. [[BR]] [[BR]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-04-18 21:39:50ValerieVann <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> == Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<span><br> - </span>=<span>== (aka 'Downtown Tank House') ===<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>=</span>== Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House === </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed. [[BR]] [[BR]]<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The tank house was originally on the corner of ["2nd Street" 2nd] and ["E St."] (where ["Mansion Square"] now sits). When used for its original purpose the building housed pumps for irrigation. When the building was moved to its current location the bottom 18 inches of the structure were removed. [[BR]] [[BR]]<span>[[BR}}<br> + == Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> + === (aka 'Downtown Tank House') ===<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Comments]]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling it the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-04-11 09:54:28'' [[nbsp]]</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about 32 trees, but was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. The two story high tank was capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The so-called parcel of land the Tank House currently sits on is not a separate parcel from the Mansion; it is an integral part of the Mansion property and grounds, and also includes the ten remaining over-100-year-old orange trees (originally the orchard had about 32 trees, but was part of the gardens, not an agricultural operation.) The orchard &amp; gardens were supplied from the Tank House by two hydrants, one on each side of the Mansion. The two story high tank was capable of supplying water to the 2nd floor of the house. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]<br> + ------<br> + ''2006-02-12 14:15:07'' [[nbsp]] While I'm not a Davis old-timer, I wonder why they suddenly started calling it the 'Tank House'-- everyone at the city (and the Varsity) always seemed to call it the "pump house"-- that made sense; it seems to have contained pumps, not tanks (unlike the ''real'' tank-house). I'm not going to miss the pump house. Its position looks rather contrived (because it is), and it's obviously falling apart. If it is transformed into a multi-use retail center, this might be good for bringing more business to that strech of 2nd St. However, it looks like the owner of Mishka's is taking a lead in the project. One wonders whether or not this will be Mishka's #2 (that perhaps takes credit cards!?) or perhaps Mishka's just wants to move into a larger space but stay in the same basic location? --["JaimeRaba"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Tank Househttp://daviswiki.org/Tank_House2006-04-11 21:00:08RobRoygetting rid of double <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Tank House<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Downtown Tank House ==</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> + === (aka 'Downtown Tank House') ===</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- == Dresbach-Hunt-Boyer-Mansion Tank House ==<br> - === (aka 'Downtown Tank House') ===</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div>