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    • Elks Charity Baseball Game in 1953

    • 1953
    • Photograph, taken in 1953, of the Elks Charity Baseball game at Edmonds Field showing Stan Hack and other notables. From left to right; F. R. Howard; Stan Hack; Frank Bottaro; Murv Shea; and Larry Williams.
    • 1479
    • Las Palmas Junior High School Architectural Plan

    • 1953
    • This 1953 photograph shows an architect's sketch for Las Palmas Junior High School in North Sacramento, located at Las Palmas Avenue and Sixth Street. The 1,018,750 dollar school was occupied by its 760 students in February 1953 and was designed to...
    • 1215
    • Necchi Sewing Center

    • 1953
    • This black and white photograph showcases the Necchi Sewing Center at 2422 Maryal Drive in the Del Paso Manor Shopping Center in 1953. Necchi Sewing machines first appeared in the United States in 1948 and when this shot was taken the company was...
    • 188
    • Fox Senator Theater

    • 1953
    • Pictured in 1953 is the Senator Theater at 912 K Street. The main attraction is How to Marry a Millionaire, starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. Set within what had been Turner Hall, the theater was designed by architect...
    • 801
    • Senator Theater Lobby

    • 1953
    • The lobby of the Senator Theater at 912 K Street was captured in this 1953 photograph. Note the fringed lamp shades, ornate drapes, carpet, ceiling and chandelier, complemented by floral arrangements.
    • 802
    • 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
    • California Western States Insurance Co. Building

    • 1953
    • This 1953 postcard shows the newly-dedicated California Western Insurance Building at 2020 L Street. The five story structure was viewed to be an exemplum of "efficiency for today and flexibility for tomorrow" with its 350-ton air conditioning...
    • BBSAC413
    • Fox Senator Theater Screen

    • 1953
    • The opulent screen and stage of the Fox Senator Theater at 912 K Street is shown in this 1953 photograph.
    • 803a
    • Hotel El Rancho Resort

    • 1953
    • This 1953 airborne photograph shows the 17-acre Hotel El Rancho Resort, located at 1075 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento, California. Built in 1932 by millionaire Thomas Hull, the El Rancho was visited by the likes of Clark Gable, Robert...
    • 464
    • Sacramento State College Cafeteria

    • 1953
    • Shown in circa 1953 is the Cafeteria at Sacramento State College, located at 6000 J Street. Located along the American River side of campus, the structure could seat upwards of 500 students and contained special meeting rooms for both faculty and...
    • BBSAC676
    • Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner Warehouse

    • 1953
    • This 1953 photograph shows the southern entrance to the Sixteenth Street Public Bean and Grain Cleaner Warehouse located at 1501 Spear Avenue. In the foreground are old railroad spurs. The building was constructed in the mid-1920s with eight-inch...
    • 746
    • Fletcher Pharmacy

    • 1953
    • Pictured on April 7, 1953, is the Fletcher Pharmacy at 2728 J Street. The business was opened in 1916 by Paul Fletcher. Upon retiring, the elder Fletcher handed control to his sons, Donald and Jerome. Both men were graduates of the University of...
    • 437
    • J Street:  214 through 218

    • 1953
    • Taken in 1953, this photograph shows the Stop and Shop pawnshop at 218 J Street and the Rio Rita Café at 214 J Street. The signage for Stop and Shop reads “We Buy and Sell.” Between the two businesses is a vacant lot, overgrown with native...
    • 374
    • Department of Motor Vehicles, Sacramento, Cal. - Blank Back

    • 1953
    • Shown in 1953 is the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles Sacramento Headquarters Building, at 2540 Twenty-Fourth Street. The structure was renamed "Building - West" in September 1963, after the arrival of the new, 12 million dollar,...
    • BBSAC351
    • El Rancho Trailer Village

    • 1953
    • This circa 1953 photograph shows the El Rancho Trailer Village at 1200 East El Camino Avenue. The six-acre park opened in the spring of 1949 with space for 130 trailers. Features included underground power lines, a buzzer system to each trailer,...
    • 100
    • J Street businesses

    • 1953
    • This 1953 photograph reveals the storefronts of both the Hobbycrafts Shop and the Dutch Boy Paint Store. The two businesses sat on the north side of J Street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Streets.
    • 108
    • Helvetia Park

    • 1932
    • Pictured is a July 17, 1932, public gathering at the picnic grounds of East Sacramento's Helvetia Park. Prior to the Park's existence - 1920 to 1953 - it served as the burial ground for Sutter's Fort in the 1840s and 50s. The first person interred...
    • 773
    • Sacramento from the Air Looking Down Capitol Avenue

    • 1996
    • In the years following World War II, Capitol Avenue was the focus of redevelopment efforts. When visitors entered the city from the west via the M Street Bridge, they had to drive through the middle of the west-end slums that lined both sides of...
    • BBSAC044

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