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    • 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
    • The Home Designer

    • March 1923
    • Shown above is an issue of The Home Designer. Established by architect Walter W. Dixon (1884-1953) and German-born builder R.C. Hillen (1883-1955) in June 1921, the Oakland-based, monthly publication sought to increase the “interest of the...
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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
    • 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...
    • 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...
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    • 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...
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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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
    • View from the Capitol Dome - Sacramento

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    • This postcard boasts a photograph as taken from the California State Capitol building's dome, looking west. In the immediate foreground, and completed in 1928, are buildings of the Capitol Extention, to the right the Library and Courts Building,...
    • BBSAC241
    • Roma Tavern

    • 1960
    • Two women and a child walk past a part of town slated for change in this scene. The Berkshire Building is at the corner and automobiles are parked at the curb in front of the Roma, a tavern at 525 L Street in the center of this circa 1960...
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    • The Review, March 1911

    • 1911-03-01
    • 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...
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    • 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
    • State Capitol Group and Business District, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • This nicely detailed aerial view of Sacramento carries the following description on the back: "California's Capitol Buildings in Sacramento constitute the finest state government plant in the United States, second only in size value and facilities...
    • BBSAC968
    • 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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    • Hotel Savoy

    • 1960
    • The Hotel Savoy (422 J Street) sits wedged between a liquor store and a cash loaning operation, one of the lower level storefronts vacant. This 1960 photograph captures buildings that were a century old then, but the next few years would find all...
    • 600
    • Seventh and K Streets

    • 1963
    • Looking south from Merchant Street, this 1963 photograph shows Arden's women's clothing store at 700 K Street, the Flagstone Hotel at 1111 Seventh Street, and the Milner Hotel at 1121 Seventh Street. Arden's underwent sizable rennovations in 1942...
    • 1611

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