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    • Western Hotel Omnibus

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph captures an omnibus from Sacramento’s Western Hotel. The Western was first built in 1854, but felled by fire in 1875. It was rebuilt that same year by Sacramento hostelling luminary William Land who went on to found the...
    • 463
    • California State Capitol from the West

    • 1950
    • This 1950s photograph shows the northern wing of, and an entrance to, the California State Capitol building as viewed from just across L Street.
    • 1040
    • "Moonlight on the Sacramento River"

    • 1910
    • Shown in circa 1910 is a river barge, plying its way along the Sacramento River. For nearly a century and beginning in 1875, River Lines provided transport for cargo - canned goods, rice, and wool - from Sacramento to Colusa, From Sacramento to...
    • BBSAC683
    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1927

    • 1927-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
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    • J Street, 607-629

    • 1961
    • Numerous automobiles from the 1950s and 1960s are parked in a lot on J Street. Visible in the background is the Courthouse.
    • 928
    • 1950s Racing Car at California State Fair Grounds

    • 1956
    • In circa 1956, a sports car, numbered 180, races along during a Sports Car Club of America event at the California State Fairgrounds at Stockton Boulevard and Fourth Avenue. Sacramento’s chapter of the SCCA was founded in 1952.
    • 2299b
    • Rose Garden at William Land Park

    • 1942
    • This 1942 photograph shows the William Land Park rose garden, located in the southwestern section of the park, near the zoo. At the time of the photograph, it contained over 90 different varieties of roses. The pool, visible in the distant center...
    • 768
    • Capitol View Motel - H.S. Crocker Co.

    • 1963
    • Shown at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sixteenth and N streets, in this circa 1963 postcard, is the Capitol View Motel. Built in the 1950s, the motel, also known as the "Capitol Vu," offered carpeting, room patios, free morning...
    • BBSAC440
    • Hunter's Drugs

    • 1970
    • Photograph circa 1970 of Hunter's Drugs at 912 Second Street. Located near the end of downtown Sacramento at Second Street and I Street, this property housed hotels during the first part of the 1900's. In the 1950s and early 1960s employment...
    • 1565
    • Las Palmas Senior High School

    • 1953
    • Photographed, in circa 1953, is an architectural plan, done on June 9, 1951, of Las Palmas Senior High School at Las Palmas and Sixth Street in North Sacramento by the architect Leonard F. Starks. Starks won a major contract, in the 1950s, to...
    • 1563
    • The Greenbriar Motor Hotel - A Colourpicture Publication

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    • This postcard depicts the Greenbriar Motel Hotel at 4331 Stockton Boulevard. Built in the early 1950s, the business sat near what was considered to be some of the finest wine vinyards in Northern California. The 240-acre property was owned by...
    • BBSAC455
    • The Greenbriar Motor Hotel - Pope Studios

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    • The Greenbriar Motor Hotel at 4331 Stockton Boulevard is the subject of this postcard. Built in the early 1950s, and touting itself "Sacramento's Newest and Smartest," the Greenbriar was first operated by Adolph "Dolph" Hager, a master builder and...
    • BBSAC456
    • The Greenbriar Motor Hotel - 4331 Stockton Blvd.

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    • This postcard shows the Greenbriar Motor Hotel at 4331 Stockton Boulevard. The U-shaped, 42-unit motor lodge was established in the early 1950s along the well-traveled Highway 99 corridor.
    • BBSAC457
    • Hotel Marshall, 7th and L Streets

    • 1952
    • Sitting at 1122 L Street, in circa 1952, is the Hotel Marshall. Built as the Clayton in 1910, the 100-unit structure, changed ownership and its name to the New Clayton in the 1930s, then the Marshall, just at the beginning of the 1950s.
    • BBSAC467
    • Wallis Apartments

    • 1952
    • The haggard Wallis Apartments, at 1300 Ninth Street, are shown in this July 1952 photograph. The 21-unit building, sitting on the southwest corner of Ninth Street and Capitol Avenue, was built before 1895 and expanded prior to 1915. It was razed...
    • 2439
    • Sky Room, El Mirador Hotel

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    • In the late 1950s the Sky Room of the El Mirador Hotel was the place to be seen, and at 14 stories tall it was the place to see much of pre high-rise Sacramento while sipping cocktails and listening to frank Fiore and the Tropic Aires or guest...
    • BBSAC646
    • Central Pacific Railroad Roundhouse

    • 1868
    • Pictured in 1874, and viewed from the south, is the Central Pacific Railroad’s Sacramento roundhouse, located at the Central Pacific Shops. The structure was built and put into service in 1868 by Central Pacific. The 29-stall building was,...
    • 859
    • Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner and Warehouse

    • 1931
    • This August 26, 1931, photograph reveals the east side of the Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner and Warehouse, located at 1501 Spear Avenue. By the 1950s, the building had become part of the California Packing Company's industrial...
    • 25
    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1929

    • 1929-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
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    • Heeseman Clothiers Baseball Team

    • 1923
    • Photograph, taken in 1923, of the Heeseman Clothiers baseball team of the Sacramento City League. Charles Heeseman opened his clothing shop at 619 K Street in 1916, and for over thirty years it operated at that spot. The business eventually became...
    • 1481

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