satellite view of the village of Nicasio, CA, built around a baseball diamond
Driving the back way from our studio on the Sonoma Coast to Marin County to install a project over the past few months, I’ve fallen in love with the village of Nicasio. Its tiny town center consists of a church, a general store, a roadhouse/bar, post office, Druid’s Hall, real estate office, and a few houses, all surrounding a baseball diamond that comprises the Town Square. Nestled in the San Geronimo Valley, Nicasio connects the main drainages of Nicasio Creek and its tributaries up to the ridgelines. The buildings are all authentic examples of late 19th century rural American vernacular, all the more poignant when the focal point is a well-maintained baseball diamond.
Nicasio’s classic Town Square is a baseball diamond
dairy cattle graze around St. Mary’s Church, which flanks the baseball diamond
Outbuildings like this are still in use and shine when the Buckeye blooms
Ancient black locust trees dwarf this charming cottage on Nicasio’s Town Square