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    • State Office Building, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows State of California Office Building Number One, as seen from Ninth Street and Capitol Avenue. M Street’s name was changed to Capitol Avenue in 1940 by Sacramento’s City Council.
    • BBSAC979
    • Fox Capitol Theater, 1940

    • 1940
    • This November 21, 1940, photograph shows the Fox Capitol Theater at 615 K Street, and its effort to promote "Northwest Mounted Police," starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll. Three men are dressed as Canadian mounted policemen, posing with a...
    • 690
    • Municipal Auditorium, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • Shown in circa 1940 postcard shows the southwestern edge of the Memorial Auditorium. Built in 1926 and opened in February 1927, the Byzantine-style structure has served as venue for artist, from opera singer Marion Anderson to rock band Led...
    • BBSAC094
    • Chinn-Beretta Optometrists

    • 1940
    • This August 4, 1940, photograph shows Chinn-Beretta Optometry at 1022 K Street. Prominent is a display window of glasses and indication of the business’ staff optometrists, Bolling Chinn and W.B. Leonard. At the time the photograph was taken,...
    • 401
    • Nugget, 1938

    • 1938-01-01
    • C.K. McClatchy Senior High School is located at 3066 Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento, California. Named after “Sacramento Bee” newspaper editor and owner Charles Kenny McClatchy, the school was built in 1937 by way of Public Works Administration...
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    • Eastward View Down J Street from the California Fruit Building

    • 1940
    • The California Fruit Building provides the vantage point for this circa 1940 photograph. Beyond the rear of the Travelers Hotel, the distance reveals, from left to right, the Elks Building, the California Western State Life Insurance Building, and...
    • 492
    • Iceland Skating Rink

    • 1940
    • This October 30, 1940, photograph shows a newly-opened Iceland Skating Rink, located at 1430 Del Paso Boulevard. The icebox-making American Ice Company, owned and operated by William Kerth, opened in 1923. When electric home refrigerators began...
    • 444
    • Fifty-eighth Street

    • 1940
    • A circa 1940 view of Fifty-eighth Street, with "Bus Stop" painted on the telephone pole.
    • 1627
    • Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium - E.F. Clements

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the Memorial Auditorium, located on the northeast corner of Fifteenth and J streets. Built in 1925/27, the structure's foundation -- measuring an area of 216 feet by 262 feet -- required the driving of some 1,100...
    • BBSAC141
    • Panama Pottery

    • 1940
    • Taken circa 1940, this photograph of the Panama Pottery facilities, located on 4421 Twenty-Fourth Street, capture most of the facility set back from an empty field. The business was rebuilt after a March 1937 fire. Previous Panama fires – and...
    • 1892b
    • Hotel Clunie and Hale Brothers Department Store

    • 1940
    • This 1940 photograph captures the northeast corner of Eighth and K Streets. The upper floors of the structure were occupied by the 200-room Hotel Clunie at 805 K Street. It was built in 1917 and then renovated in 1929 for 70,000 dollars by hotel...
    • 465
    • Panama Pottery

    • 1940
    • Resting at 4421 Twenty-Fourth Street in circa 1940 is Panama Pottery, known to be one of Sacramento’s longest standing twentieth-century businesses, distributing much of its wares to all parts of California. At around the time this photograph was...
    • 1892a
    • Southern Pacific Station, Sacramento

    • 1940
    • The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is the main focus of this circa 1940 postcard mailed to Oakland for one penny in 1948. The famous “C. P. Huntington” locomotive, the oldest surviving veteran of the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific...
    • BBSAC609
    • Sacramento High School

    • 1940
    • Sacramento High School circa 1940 is the subject of this color postcard bearing the following description on the back: “Sacramento is justly proud of its fine public school system from kindergarten to accredited Junior College. Its two modern high...
    • BBSAC953
    • The Californian, 1942

    • 1942-01-01
    • California Middle School is located at 1600 Vallejo Way in Sacramento, California. Designed by Sacramento architecture luminary Harry Devine and built at a cost of $300,000, the structure opened in November 1933 with an enrollment of 738 pupils...
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    • Sacramento City Councilman Peter E. Mitchell

    • 1940
    • Posing smartly in this 1940 photograph is Sacramento City Councilman Peter E. Mitchell. After serving with the council for nine years, the Sacramento native moved into state government, standing as President of the California Public Utilities...
    • 1395
    • U.S. Post Office, Sacramento California, street level

    • 1940
    • As seen in circa 1940 from the southwest corner of Eight and I Streets is the U.S. Post Office and Federal Building at 801 I Street. To the far right of the postcard is Sacramento City Hall at 915 I Street.
    • BBSAC162
    • Hotel Berry, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 photograph shows the Hotel Berry at the northwest corner of Eighth and L streets. Opened in 1926 by the Berry brothers, Harry and B.S., the 115-room structure was designed by architect John Carl Thayer and built by J.W. Little and...
    • BBSAC434

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