Mapping Mill Valley History is a new project that invites you to tour familiar streets and buildings and see how they have evolved over the years. It’s a collaboration between the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and the treasure trove that is the Mill Valley Public Library‘s Lucretia Little History Room.
This week we’re touring the history of the French Laundry (138 E. Blithedale Avenue). Join us for a glimpse into the building’s history through historical photographs, newspaper articles and advertisements.
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Revery Salon opened in 2012 at 138 East Blithedale Ave. and is set to celebrate 10 years in town in 2022. Shavery Barbershop opened in Mill Valley in 2015 and moved to 142 East Blithedale, adjacent to Revery, soon thereafter. Today Revery keeps a large scale photo of the Bedecarrax family behind the salon’s front desk. Christine Donahue, owner of Revery, recalls that some of their older clients had their hair done for the Tam High prom at the salon in the 1970s. “We love the history and character of this space,” Donahue told us.
Join us for a glimpse into the building’s history through historical photographs, newspaper articles and advertisements.
If you have questions about this project or any of the buildings, people, or businesses mentioned please reach out to Natalie Snoyman, Supervising Librarian and Archivist of the History Room, or Jim Welte, Executive Director of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. Curious about a particular building in Mill Valley and want us to feature it? Email Natalie or Jim.