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    • Flood of 1955, Tower Bridge

    • 1955
    • Pictured on December 24, 1955, is Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, overhanging a high running Sacramento River. During the days prior to and after Christmas 1955, northern California was hit with record rains that sent the American River to expand to...
    • 1741
    • City Cemetery Landmark Sign

    • 1955
    • Pictured on June 18, 1955, is the landmark sign at the Sacramento’s City Cemetery at 1000 Broadway. Attached to the facility’s main office, it states as follows: “City Cemetery; Capt. John A. Sutter donated the original ten acres to the City of...
    • 521
    • Nimbus Dam

    • 1955
    • Shown in circa 1955 is the Nimbus Dam, straddling Lake Natoma and the American River. The structure - resting seven miles downstream from Folsom Dam and some 14 miles upstream from Sacramento - was built at a cost of 7.1 million dollars and...
    • BBSAC770
    • KCRA Staff Photograph

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph captures staff from Sacramento’s National Broadcasting Company affiliate, KCRA. Powered by its 573-foot-high television tower, the station went on the air on September 3, 1955 during a time when there were 57,000...
    • 394
    • Town and Country Village

    • 1955
    • Taken around 1955, this aerial view shows the Town and Country Shopping Center at the northeast corner of Fulton and Marconi Avenues.
    • 1636a
    • Town and Country Village

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph provides an aerial view of the Town and Country Village shopping center, located at the intersection of Fulton and Marconi Avenues.
    • 1636b
    • Jackson's furniture store

    • 1955
    • Photographed in 1955 is Jackson's Furniture Store as it sat on the southwest corner of Fourteenth and K Streets. Jacksons was started in Oakland, California, in 1889 by Henry Jackson. Jackson and his business holds considerable distinction for...
    • 426
    • State Capitol, Sacramento, Cal. - Photo, Blank Back

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows the southeast corner of the California State Capitol building and its 7.25 million dollar annex which was completed in 1951. Attached to the east side of the original capitol, the 200-by-275 foot wing was designed to...
    • BBSAC290
    • Businesses, J and Ninth Street

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph captures several storefronts on the northwest corner of Ninth and J, including Klein Realty Service at 827 J Street; Meda's Delicatessen at 829 J Street; the Arcade Tavern at 831 J Street; the 922 Club at 922 Ninth Street; and...
    • 412
    • Temple B'Nai Israel

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph provides a view of Temple B'Nai Israel, a synagogue located at 3600 Riverside Boulevard. Founded in 1849 during a meeting at the Front Street home of merchant Moses Hyman, the congregation's first home was a small wooden...
    • 1797
    • Downtown Mosque

    • 1955
    • Taken in circa 1955, this photograph shows Sacramento's Downtown Mosque at 411 V Street, one of two in the entire country at the time and thought by some to be the oldest in the United States. The presense of Muslims in Sacramento dates back to...
    • 1798
    • Buddhist Church of Sacramento

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph shows Sacramento's Buddhist Church at 418 O Street. The congregation, the second-oldest of its kind in the United States, was founded in 1900 with 50 original members. To the right of the frame is the church's 410 O...
    • 1809
    • Johnson’s Restaurant

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 photograph shows two men posing inside Johnson’s Restaurant at 1019 Tenth Street. To the left is restaurateur George Johnson, a Greek-American who immigrated to the United States in 1913. After spending his formative years on the...
    • 64
    • Pages and Book Trucks

    • 1955
    • In this March 1955 photograph, library pages Esther Hicks (left) and Janie Jones stand behind book trucks at the downtown branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-18
    • Mary L. Cascio

    • March 1955
    • Shown in March 1955 is library clerk Mary Cascio at the downtown branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 “I” Street. Cascio, a first generation Italian American, retired from the City Library in January 1982 as a Library Technician II...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-19
    • Library Staff at Main Branch

    • 1955
    • This March 1955 photograph shows several staff members at the main branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 828 I Street. Pictured, left to right, are librarians Reita Campbell, Beth Howes, Dorothy Bruno, Irma Grimshaw, Patricia Ladd,...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-1-26
    • Grace Taylor Dean and Lucille Holland

    • 1955
    • Shown in March 1955 are, left, Grace Taylor Dean and her secretary Lucille Holland. They are in an office at the Sacramento City Library’s main branch, located at 828 I Street.
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    • 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
    • Fourth Street:  1200 through 1202

    • 1955
    • A weatherworn section of Fourth Street is shown in this 1955 photograph. Mary’s Confectionery and Fountain at 1202 Second Street appears to the left of the frame while George H Takahashi’s Optometry business at 1200 Second Street sits to the right.
    • 167

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