Sonoma County businesses that have stood the test of time

Sonoma’s Traintown opened in 1968, almost 50 years ago. The garden-estate railway was opened by Stanley L. Frank an Oakland printing magnate, adamant table-top model builder. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat, 2013)


In today’s turbulent marketplace, long-enduring businesses are a rarity. As years go by, the store fronts we remember on any given street may change dramatically. But in Sonoma County, there are several retailers that survived past their 40th year, some over a century.

Passed from generation to generation, these tried and true businesses have stood the test of time. Click through the gallery for Sonoma County's historic businesses that are still going strong.