Sebastopol City Hall is located at 7120 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472; phone: 707-823-1153.
Known for its location in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, before there were vineyards, Sebastopol (originally known as Pinegrove) was the site of many apple and plum orchards. Through the late 1800s it was referred to by some as the Gravenstein Apple Capital of the World.
Sebastopol is home to Luther Burbank's experimental farm, Gold Ridge.
Sebastopol, a small rural community in the late 19th century, experienced the depression of the early 1890s as did much of the country. By 1902, however, anticipating the arrival of the railroad in 1904, the town was moving into a prosperous period and experiencing growth. In a community of scattered farmhouses and small cottages, subdivisions for new residential neighborhoods created a new streetscape. New construction meant new wealth, particularly for a planing mill owner. In 1902, his planing mill would be supplying not only construction materials, but also fruit dryers and trays and apiary supplies to serve the orchard-based economy around Sebastopol, entering a booming period in this center of the Gravenstein apple region. Although the majority of the new residences would be modest cottages only hinting of the Queen Anne style in their pedimented gable roofs, a few would adopt the most formal Queen Anne styling with a tower; only three of these residences remain in Sebastopol. One of these is the George A. Strout House. It was constructed in 1903 by its owner George Strout, proprietor of Sebastopol's first planing mill and an early mayor of the City.