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City Grand Opening of Dresbach Hunt-Boyer Mansion

Post Date:May 02, 2018 6:02 p.m.

On Friday, May 11, 2018, the City of Davis invites the community to attend the Grand Reopening of the historic Dresbach Hunt-Boyer Mansion, located at 604 Second Street in downtown Davis. An Open House with informal tours will take place from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., and there will be a welcome and ribbon cutting from 5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Dresbach Hunt-Boyer MansionThis free event is being held to celebrate and publicize the use of this community treasure as a hub for new City services. The event is open to the public and all those interested are encouraged to attend.

Built in 1870’s, the Dresbach Hunt-Boyer Mansion is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Davis. It is a landmark of the city and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic Building in 1976. This has been a home for many families and has had several other uses over the past nearly 150 years. The City of Davis purchased the home in 1994 and many people remember this location as a place to access a variety of City services. For the past few years, the City allocated the facility to support activities of Davis Roots to support the community of start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Now the City Council has taken the opportunity to reestablish the Dresbach Hunt-Boyer as a place for the community to engage with City services. We are excited to announce a Davis Police Substation on the ground floor with a number of services available. In addition, a representative from the City Manager’s Office will be on site and there will be ongoing support for start-ups and entrepreneurs. The second floor has been leased to Valley Clean Energy, our newly-launched locally-governed electricity provider.

As expressed by Mayor Robb Davis, “having celebrated our City centennial and embarking on a new Downtown Plan, we are fortunate to have this historic treasure and ability to adapt its use in response to city service priorities.” “Offering access to police services, increased police presence, supporting our new Valley Clean Energy Alliance and hosting entrepreneurial and business support events in the heart of downtown are just examples of how we are integrating our past heritage as we create our future."

Download a copy of the event flyer (PDF).

For more information, please contact Sarah Worley, Deputy Innovation Officer, at 530-747-5803 or sworley@cityofdavis.org