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    • Sacramento Skyline with State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    • 1980
    • 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...
    • BBSAC042
    • 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
    • Official Gazette

    • April 15, 1918
    • In April 1915, Sacramento’s City Commission, a governing body that had been in place since July 1912, set itself to transparency with the release of its Official Gazette (known also as the Municipal Gazette). Founded through unanimous vote from the...
    • Air View of State Capitol and Office Buildings

    • 1943
    • This linen-finished card postmarked 1943 features an aerial view of part of downtown Sacramento facing southwest. The printed description on the back of the card reads, "Shown in this picture are the Library and Courts Building, State Office...
    • BBSAC221
    • State Buildings, Sacramento, California

    • By the time the United States entered World War I California State agencies were in dire need of new headquarters and plans were made to construct two new buildings near the State Capitol Building. State Office Building Number One, pictured above,...
    • BBSAC349
    • Aerial View of Sacramento, CA

    • In 1975, a federal study of the quality of life in American cities placed Sacramento near the top, using economic indicators as well as an evaluation of social, political, educational and environmental well-being. This occurred, in large part to a...
    • BBSAC036
    • State Capitol on a Clear Day, Sacramento, CA

    • 1996
    • A Sacramento skyline sprouted in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Along with a host of new state government buildings, city developers helped to build new office spaces for a growing downtown workforce as well as for cultural needs. The Renaissance Tower,...
    • BBSAC043
    • The Review, February 1913

    • 1913-02-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
    • California's State Capitol - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1960
    • Fan palms stand in the foreground of this circa 1960 poastcard of Capitol Park and the California State Capitol building. Taking up twelve square blocks, the capital complex boasts roughly 2,000 plants and, as of 2013, 13 major memorials.
    • BBSAC291
    • The Elk 1915

    • 1915-01-01
    • Growing children with no available outlet for further education was incentive enough for sixteen elementary school districts to establish California’s first union high school in Elk Grove. The initial building was housed in what is now Old Town...
    • Sacramento City Manager’s Office

    • 1950
    • This photograph of the Sacramento City Manager’s office at City Hall at 915 I Street was taken in 1950. The window looks westerly to several buildings, including – left to right – the Hotel Californian at 800 I Street, the Labor Temple at 902...
    • 1041
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 11, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
    • 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....
    • Sacramento, Cal. - Tom Myers

    • 1996
    • This circa 1996 postcard shows the facade of the California State Capitol building, as seen from the fountain between the Capitol Extension buildings, just to the west of the Capitol. The portico is accented with seven granite archways and eight...
    • BBSAC306
    • Sacramento Aerial View

    • 1941
    • This July 11, 1941, aerial view of Capitol Park and several State government office buildings comes from the southeast. In the late 1930s, California Governor Frank Merriman resolved to centralize all of the State's agencies in Sacramento. This,...
    • 1048
    • Sacramento State Capitol Building - John Hinde Curteich

    • 1980
    • This view of the California State Capitol building shows the west entrance partially covered by some of the many varieties of trees and shrubs that thrive in Capitol Park. The Hotel Senator in the bottom left of the postcard is one of the oldest...
    • BBSAC308


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