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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Homes, Near Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California - W.C. Spangler

    • 1940
    • Shown in circa 1940 are Mission Style homes in the 236-acre Land Park section of Sacramento. Developed in the 1930s, the original eight residential subdivisions of Land Park were College Tract, Spanish Town, Homeland, Maple Park, Carly Park, Land...
    • BBSAC415
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • A Change is Sometimes Necessary

    • 1955
    • This 1955 Pacific Telephone brochure provides details on changes that took place to 40,000 phone numbers in the Sacramento region. The switch was made from Hillcrest and Hunter exchanges changing to exchanges at Gladstone, Empire and Garden....
    • EC-BUS-b10f05i02
    • State of California Business and Professions Building

    • 1940
    • Taken on May 1, 1940, this photograph captures the California State Business and Professions Building, also known as State Office Building Number 3. Located at 1020 N Street, the structure was built in 1939 to house the State Department of...
    • 545
    • State of California Office Building Number One

    • 1940
    • This May 2, 1940, photograph captures the facade of the State of California Office Building Number One, located at 915 Capitol Avenue. Its cornerstone was laid to great delight in September 1923 and included a Masonic marching band and speeches by...
    • 548
    • KCRA Announcer Steve George

    • 1940
    • Shown in 1940 is the luminous Steve George, a sports casting legend in Sacramento for over 60 years. A native of Butte, Montana, George took a position with the Sacramento Union in the early 1920s. With the advent of the Second World War, he then...
    • 1470
    • Chapel, McClellan Field, California

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 postcard shows the chapel at McClellan Field. Built in 1939, it was designed to accomodate a variance of Christian denominations.
    • BBSAC752
    • Standard Furniture on Eighth, Between I and J Streets

    • 1940
    • The Standard Furniture Company lines Eighth Street, between I and J Streets, in this circa 1940 photograph. Native New Yorker Edward Samoville founded the business in the 1939, eventually joining forces with the future owner of North Sacramento’s...
    • 574

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