Heritage Homes of Petaluma was founded in 1967 to help ensure that Petaluma's rich architectural heritage would be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Over the years there has been a growing interest in our preservation objectives by all segments of the community. Although some fine buildings have been lost to demolition, far more have been preserved for the enjoyment of everyone in the community. Efforts of Heritage Homes have resulted in many homes being moved or saved. Volunteers and funds from membership dues and house tour ticket sales make the difference. The Five Corners building was to become a ten-space parking lot. Instead it became a community center and now a community theatre. When the former site of Petaluma's grand City Hall had to become a parking lot, we assisted in making it the most charming Victorian style parking lot it could be. Heritage Homes helped Petaluma to be selected as a model for other cities in the California Main Street preservation program. The most important objective of our organization is to encourage Petalumans to appreciate the excellence and uniqueness of what we have in Petaluma. Several railroads built lines to Petaluma. A handsome Mission Revival railroad depot, built in 1915, remains today at the corner of Lakeville and East Washington, a silent testament to days gone by. Present day Petaluma has been the star in several famous movies including, "Peggy Sue Got Married", "American Graffiti", "Heroes", "Mumford" and "Phenomena". It seems that our historic districts are not only popular with Sonoma County residents, but with movie companies as well.