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    • Harrold Ellsworth Ford

    • 1939
    • This photograph was taken in front of the Ellsworth Harrold Ford dealership on February 23, 1939. Located at 2201 Broadway, the venerable franchise had a showroom and offered a full service garage. In the first six months of 1961, the dealership...
    • 96
    • Murf’s Market

    • 1944
    • This photograph of Murf's Market at 1600 Broadway was taken on January 18, 1944. “Murf” was Albert J. Murphy, a Nebraska native and butcher who would eventually align his business with the Inks brothers and their various Cardinal grocery...
    • 144
    • California State Capitol Building, West Front

    • 1930
    • Deodor Cedar branches flank this 1930 photograph of the California State Capitol building's west facade and its eight signature fluted columns, capped with Corinthian capitals.
    • 257
    • Lester Motors Ford Used Car Department

    • 1948
    • Taken on February 26, 1948, this photograph captures Lester Motors Ford's Used Car Department, located at 1411 K Street. The Lesters also operated an appliance and home supply outlet on Thirteenth and K Streets. The tall, white building in the...
    • 410
    • Bethel Temple

    • 1942
    • A springtime 1942 photograph of Bethel Temple Full Gospel Church, on 2030 W Street, reveals young church members during a break from a Sunday school conference. Youth evangelists from Missouri to San Francisco were on hand to speak. The Temple's...
    • 469
    • Sacramento City Council, 1946-1947

    • 1946
    • This circa 1946 photograph shows members of the Sacramento City Council posed within Council Chambers. Left to right are Paul Taylor, Roy J. Nielson, George F. Watrus, Fred W. Arnold, City Clerk Harry Denton, George Klump, City Manager Bartley...
    • 550
    • Capitol Park

    • 1933
    • A view of the State Capitol from Capitol Park with two large palm trees in the foreground, circa 1933.
    • 656
    • Camp Sacramento Snow Scene

    • 1928
    • This off-season photograph of the sign and entrance to Camp Sacramento was taken in 1928. The typical on-season for the camp ranged from early June through late August. Even during the winter months communication to the outside world - without...
    • 763
    • El Rancho Drive-In Theater

    • 1946
    • Taken on October 31, 1946, this photograph shows the entrance to the El Rancho Drive-In Theater on the Davis Highway, now 2000 West Capitol Avenue, in West Sacramento, California. The 13-acre, 600-car El Rancho was the first drive-in theater in...
    • 808
    • Budweiser Coach in Front of the Elks Temple

    • 1950
    • This circa 1950 photograph shows a horse-drawn Budweiser wagon resting outside of the Elks Temple at 925 Eleventh Street. To the right of the picture is a sign for the Top of the Town Restaurant, a fourteenth-floor eatery and lounge that provided...
    • 911
    • Snow on K Street

    • 1942
    • Pedestrians, most unprepared for the weather conditions, shuffle their way by S.H. Kress and Company at 818 and Montgomery Ward at 830 K Street in this snowy March 14, 1942, photograph. On that day – between 1 and 3 p.m. – temperatures dropped...
    • 994
    • K Street: 513 through 515a

    • 1955
    • The Lion Hotel at 513 K Street, Joe Davis Mens' Wear at 515 K Street, and Ford's Chili Parlor at 515a K Street are visible in this 1955 photograph.
    • 79
    • Seventh Street:  1010 and 1012

    • 1960
    • Photographed in 1960 is the dormant storefront of the Leathercraft at 1010 Seventh Street. Next door is the American Typewriter Exchange at 1012 Seventh Street.
    • 323
    • L Street:  224 through 230

    • 1950
    • Storefronts are captured along L Street between Second and Third Streets in this circa 1950 photograph. The Bright Spot Market at 230 L Street and the Agua Caliente Café at 226 L Street are prominent.
    • 373
    • Morris Hotel

    • 1960
    • Photo taken circa 1960 of the Morris Hotel building which included the Morris Hotel and the Arch Cafe, a cafe and tavern. They were located at 1007-1015 Fourth Street. This photo was taken from the rear, looking north toward the Traveler Hotel...
    • 500
    • I Street, 626-630; 906 Seventh Street

    • 1960
    • This 1960 corner view of I Street at Seventh Street depicts the Emergency Bail Bond Service (630 I Street). A man is enjoying the sun on a second floor balcony of the building where there are rooms for rent. To the left of this building on...
    • 781
    • Sixth and I Streets

    • 1960
    • The ornate facade of the Court Hotel at 910 Sixth Street is shown in this circa 1960 photograph. Also visible are the David Candy Company at 908 Sixth Street and the Capitol Bail Bond Agency at 912 Sixth Street. Also present is a sign for the New...
    • 594
    • Victorious Gospel Mission

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a former liquor store at 1121 Second Street, and the Victorious Gospel Mission at 1123 Second Street.
    • 1516
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • On July 3, 2003 the last of many fires finally caused the razing of the Comstock Building. These photos show much of the process of quenching the fire and bulldozing the building.
    • 2264h

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