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    • Town and Country Inn

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    • This 1960s-era postcard provides a sultry vision of the Town and Country Inn at 2060 Auburn Boulevard, or what had been Business Route 40. Built by lumberman Harry Herzog, the Town and Country grew into one of the premier dinner and dance spots in...
    • BBSAC499
    • Theater Diepenbrock, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1913
    • Pictured in circa 1913, at the northeast corner of Twelfth and J Streets, is the Theater Diepenbrock. Built in 1911, the venue became, along with the Pantages Theater on 615 K Street, a popular spot to take in vaudeville, all the entertainment...
    • BBSAC875
    • Mitau Building:  Southeast Corner of Eighth and J Streets

    • 1940
    • The southeast corner of Eighth and J Streets is captured in this circa 1940 photograph. Businesses shown are Hank's Smoke Shop at 800 J Street, George Lidekas Fruits at 802 J Street, Chris' Blue Plate Special at 1001a Eighth Street, Ramona Shoe...
    • 893
    • Western Hotel Omnibus

    • 1900
    • This circa 1900 photograph captures an omnibus from Sacramento’s Western Hotel. The Western was first built in 1854, but felled by fire in 1875. It was rebuilt that same year by Sacramento hostelling luminary William Land who went on to found...
    • 463
    • The Visitor

    • December 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...
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    • The Visitor

    • September 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...
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    • Sacramento Bowl

    • 1960
    • Shown in 1960 at 917 Sixth Street is Sacramento Bowl. Opened in November 1948 at a cost of 250,000 dollars, the business boasted 17 lanes, 15 billiard tables, a cocktail lounge and a restaurant. Its owner, W.S. Van Winkle and President of the Bay...
    • 356
    • Machinery Hall and Tower, State Fair Grounds, Sacramento, CA

    • 1915
    • Pictured in circa 1915 is the California State Fair's Machinery Hall. Built in 1910, when the fair was moved to the intersection of Y Street and Stockton Boulevard, the structure cost 30,000 dollars. The Agricultural and Manufacturers Hall was...
    • BBSAC335
    • Rolling Green Motel - L.E. Lindholm

    • 1968
    • This circa 1968 postcard shows the Rolling Green Motel. The following description, taken from the postcard's back, promoted one of the many popular motels and lodges that once appeared at regular intervals along Sacramento-area main thoroughfare...
    • BBSAC473
    • Hotel Coloma and Metropolitan Department Store

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph shows a gaggle of businesses on the south side of K Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The following businesses are visible: the Valley Hotel at 506-and-a-half K Street, People’s Clothing Store at 506 K Street, the...
    • 375
    • Hotel Ramona

    • 1929
    • Pictured on March 8, 1929, and just days after opening, is the façade of the 148-room Hotel Ramona, at the southeast corner of Sixth and J streets. The Spanish Mission-style structure was built with five stories and represented an investment of...
    • 587
    • Montgomery Way Oak

    • 1981
    • This March 28, 1981, photograph shows the grounds of 2751 Montgomery Street, located in the Curtis Park district of Sacramento. In the middle of the frame and just off the sidewalk is the tree long-known as the "Montgomery Way Oak." The...
    • 1530
    • Scottish Rite Temple

    • 1925
    • This circa 1925 photograph shows a relatively new Scottish Rite Temple at the southwest corner of Twenty-Eighth and L Streets. Placed on a 90 by 160 foot lot, the structure was built of brick, stone and concrete in 1916/17 for a cost of 125,000...
    • 971
    • Sacramento Solons Team Portrait:  1949

    • 1949
    • This 1949 photograph shows the Sacramento Solons baseball team at Edmonds Field, at Riverside Boulevard and Broadway. The season was highlighted by a third place finish in the Pacific Coast League (after finishing in last place the year before)...
    • 1705
    • Montgomery Way Oak

    • 1927
    • In this 1927 photograph, the "Montgomery Way Oak" also referred to as a "Monarch Oak" sits in front of 2751 Montgomery Way in the South Curtis Oaks neighborhood of Sacramento. The 200-year-old tree was felled in 1996 because of an advanced decay...
    • 1505a

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