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    • Front Street Buildings

    • 1959
    • A lonely stretch of Front Street is captured in this 1959 photograph. The buildings represent the former homes of Ace Upholstery at 1021 Front Street, the Rooney Brothers Company at 1019 Front Street, and what is identified in the 1959 City...
    • 985
    • Graduation Speakers for La Sierra High School

    • 1959
    • This 1959 photograph captures a giddy troika of graduating seniors from La Sierra High School, located at 5330 Gibbons Drive, in Carmichael. In the center is commencement announcer Roberta Owens. Graduation speakers Bob Andrews and Janet Sjolund...
    • 2424
    • 1959 Edsel Station Wagon

    • 1959
    • This 1959 postcard shows an Edsel station wagon, somewhere in Sacramento County. By 1960, in contrast to the county's population of 502,000, it contained some 2,814 miles of roads, being used by roughly 268,000 registered vehicles.
    • BBSAC760
    • Cardinal Grocery Store at Town and Country Village

    • 1959
    • Pictured in 1959 at its 2700 Marconi Avenue address is a Cardinal grocery store. Several period automobiles are parked in the foreground. The two-story market was part of the retro-styled Town and Country Village shopping center, built in 1949 by...
    • 400
    • Sacramento Buddhist Church Betsuin

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard shows the Sacramento Buddhist Church Betsuin, at Riverside Boulevard and X Street. Built in 1959, and dedicated on June 28, 1959 to a congregation of nearly 400, the structure replaced the previous one that sat at 418 O...
    • BBSAC176
    • Screen View, inside the Village Theater

    • 1959
    • This circa 1959 photograph shows the interior of the 903-seat Village Theater at 2925 Fulton Avenue. Set within Jere Strizek’s rustic Town and County Village shopping center, the Village was one of Sacramento’s original suburban movie houses,...
    • 804a
    • Exit View, inside the Village Theater

    • 1959
    • Shown here in circa 1959 is the rear section of the single-screen Village Theater at 2925 Fulton Avenue. California architect Gastono “Gale” Santocono designed the Village, one of fifteen movie theaters that he worked on in California, Colorado...
    • 804b
    • J Street, 118-120

    • 1959
    • A circa 1959 photograph of the St. Elmo Hotel (118 J Street) and Louie's Place (120 J Street).
    • 1670a
    • J Street, 118-120

    • 1959
    • A circa 1959 photograph of the St. Elmo Hotel (118 J Street) and Louie's Place (120 J Street).
    • 1670b
    • Girls Returning Books at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • This January 1959 photograph captures two girls returning books at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. The library opened on December 30, 1957, replacing the Colonial Heights Branch at 4201...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-4
    • Girls Talking at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • Three girls are shown discussing a book in this January 1959 image taken at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. At the time this photograph was taken, Youth Services was under the guidance of...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-5
    • Sacramento Rescue Mission

    • 1959
    • Numerous men stand about on the sidewalk in front of the Sacramento Rescue Mission at 114 J Street in this 1959 photograph. Notes identify the building as the Vernon and Brannan building which was constructed in 1853.
    • 978
    • Checking Out Books at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • Pictured in January 1959, librarian Jane Jarvis checks out books to children at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. A native of Indiana, Jarvis joined the library system in 1953, eventually...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-11
    • Children Reading at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • This January 1959 image shows three children reading at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. The middle child wears a uniform for the nearby All Hallows Catholic School. The Gillis Branch opened...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-12
    • J Street:  300 through 324

    • 1959
    • A long stretch of J Street, between Third and Fourth Streets, is the focus of this circa 1959 photograph. Prominent is the antique façade of the Van Voorhies-Phinney building at 322 and 324 J Street. The Grey Pharmacy, at 1000 Fourth Street, and...
    • 277
    • Mother and Child at Mabel Gillis

    • 1959
    • In this January 1959 image, a mother and child share a moment in the children’s section at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. According to Dorothy Drake, City Librarian at the time this...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-15
    • Granada Room

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    • The Granada Room of the El Mirador Hotel was the talk of the town in 1959, offering "intimate dining" for 100 customers. According to a promotional piece in the Sacramento Bee the last week 1959, the heavily-furnished addition "reminds one of the...
    • BBSAC643
    • Sutter Junior High School

    • 1945
    • This 1945 photograph shows the entrance to Sutter Junior High School, located at 1816 K Street. The building was constructed for 222,283 dollars in 1908 as Sacramento Senior High School, operating in that capacity until 1924. The school's...
    • 823
    • J Street, 812-818

    • 1959
    • This view of the south side of J Street taken in 1959 shows several businesses. At the left are, Shorrock's Hardware (signs posted in the windows indicate that soon it would become home to a Spalding Sports Store) (818 J Street), Palace Market...
    • 1144
    • Dreamland Dance Hall

    • 1959
    • Pictured in circa 1959 are the Dreamland Dance Hall at 917 Sixth Street, the Desmond Hotel at 919-and-a-half Sixth Street, and Victory Lunch at 921 Sixth Street. Dreamland was operated by Michael Campanella, an immigrant of Italy who came to...
    • 80

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