The Guerneville Bank Club is located in the Historic Bank of Guerneville building built in 1921. It takes its name from this and an old bar across the street called The Bank Club. The original architect, Carl I. Warnecke of Miller and Warnecke, was the father of John Carl Warnecke, one of the great modernist architects of the 20th century.
The building was in quite disrepair when the project started. After being abandoned for 30 years, there was a lot of work to be done. From its state as a time capsule to its current splendor, the renovation was a journey for everyone involved. Click on the link below to see all the interesting discoveries and progress along the way.SEE THE RESTORATION BLOG HERE
The idea for the collective was an idea from Crista Luedtke, owner of boon hotel+spa, boon eat+drink, el barrio and big bottom market and building owner Bob Pullum. The building is an anchor corner of Main Street and it was important for it to offer an amazing experience to all the citizens and visitors of Guerneville.
Amazing typographer and designer Jessica Hische created the murals around the building. The wall in the main room and the vault mural were designed by Jessica and hand-painted by New Bohemia Signs from San Francisco. Jessica also designed the mural on the back wall of the building referencing the local garden.JESSICANEW BOHEMIA SIGNS
Here in the heart of the winding Russian River, we have the best of what western Sonoma County has to offer. Wineries of the Russian River Valley are nearby, as well as the beautiful redwoods and fun hiking of Armstrong Woods. The Northern California coast is only a 20 minute drive west for stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AREA