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The Grauss Family

Felix and Mattie Grauss and their six children were the second family to occupy 1317 Washington Street. Felix had worked for Fredrick Frank, the first owner of the home, in his dry-goods store. Mattie was a schoolteacher.

Joseph and Margaret Grauss were Felix's parents and owned a local bakery. Around 1890 Felix opened a general store and also served as the town Postmaster. Felix Jr. was born in the house in 1909. The family moved from the home in the early 1930's to a location on "Main Street", that we now know of as Foothill Boulevard. Also shown in the photo is one of Felix Junior's sisters, Muriel Grauss.

The Calistoga Project

The Sharpsteen Museum is a repository for many early photos
of the upper Napa Valley. We are in the process of computeri-
zing and cross referencing these photos to make them more
accessible to museum staff and researchers. During this process,
we will be trying to identify locations and individuals pictured.
If you like a mystery keep this page bookmarked. You may be
an "eye witness".

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