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    • Central Pacific Railroad Shops

    • 1873
    • This 1873 photograph shows the prime facilities of the Central Pacific Railroad shops. In the foreground is the 90 by 230-foot car building shop. To the left of it is the 60 by 125-foot blacksmith shop. Behind both is the cabinet shop, boasting...
    • 858
    • Room Mothers and Teacher at Fruitridge Branch

    • May 31, 1972
    • This May 31, 1972, image captures an active scene at the Sacramento County Library’s Fruitrsidge Branch, located at 4020 Twenty-Second Avenue. In the foreground, room mothers Mrs. Helm (left) and Mrs. Alexander prepare a snack for Mrs. Smith’s...
    • PH-SPL-FRU-1-47
    • Sacramento Water Filtration Plant

    • 1930
    • As viewed from the south, in circa 1930, is the recently-completed Sacramento water filtration plant. In the foreground is the sedimentation basin while, to the left, is the pumping station. It was concluded, in late 1926, by both the city and...
    • 1316
    • Fulton Avenue at Sierra

    • 1938
    • This November 3, 1938 photograph shows Fulton Avenue at Sierra Boulevard, with automobiles parked in front of an orchard and a sign for a Chiropractor, Dr. P. R. Mandeville in the foreground. A mail box in the foreground bears the name A. J....
    • 1504
    • The Visitor

    • July 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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    • Central Pacific Railroad Locomotive “A.A. Sargent”

    • 1865
    • Taken in 1865, this photograph shows the Central Pacific Railroad locomotive “A. A. Sargent,” also known as number seven, at the foot of J Street, facing east from Front Street. The locomotive’s namesake, Aaron Augustus Sargent, served as...
    • 857
    • Norm’s Pawn Shop

    • 1960
    • Resting at the southeast corner of Sixth and J Streets, the Ramona Hotel and several of its business tenants are shown in this 1960 photograph. Visible businesses include the California Grocery at 604 J Street, Norm’s Pawnshop at 602 J Street...
    • 290
    • K Street, Toward the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

    • 1913
    • A bustling scene on K Street was captured in this 1913 photograph. A horse and wagon in the photograph’s foreground contrasts a slowly shifting paradigm toward the use of automobiles. Sidewalks are lined with pedestrians. In the background and...
    • 1365
    • Sacramento, California - Eastman Postcard

    • 1982
    • Shown in circa 1982 is a redeveloped section of K Street, near its intersection with Fourth Street. In the foreground is one of several gassed-powered trams that plied the K Street Mall from the 1970s, onward. In the background sits Gerald...
    • BBSAC405
    • California State Capitol from the East

    • 1929
    • This photograph of a distant California State Capitol dome was taken on August 24, 1929, from Capitol Park. In the foreground is a century plant in full bloom and an Irish Yew tree stands to the right.
    • 222
    • Sacred Heart Catholic Church from the Southeast

    • 1932
    • Taken from Thirty-Ninth Street while looking north, this February 29, 1932, photograph shows the rear of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3860 J Street. The church’s rectory sits in the foreground. To the right of the rectory are the...
    • 503
    • The Review, June 1917

    • 1917-06-01
    • 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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    • Central Pacific Railroad Roundhouse

    • 1868
    • Pictured in 1874, and viewed from the south, is the Central Pacific Railroad’s Sacramento roundhouse, located at the Central Pacific Shops. The structure was built and put into service in 1868 by Central Pacific. The 29-stall building was,...
    • 859
    • Sacramento Aerial View

    • 1932
    • 1932 aerial views of downtown Sacramento with the Southern Pacific Steamer Terminal in the foreground. Two paddle-wheel boats are tied up to that terminal and two more, including a passenger vessel, are docked at a terminal just south of the...
    • 1189
    • Building on Eighth and K Streets after Fire

    • 2003
    • This digital image of a burned out Leroy’s Jewelers was taken on the evening of December 29, 2003. The building caught fire in May 2000, exacting over 150,000 dollars in damage and drawing a three alarm response of over 45 firefighters. Up to...
    • 2294a
    • View from the Capitol Dome - Sacramento

    •  
    • 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
    • Seventh and K Street, Sacramento, California - Edward H. Mitchell

    • 1914
    • Shown at the northeast corner of Seventh and K streets, in 1914, is the Federal Building and Post Office; in the background is the Ocshner Building. The former was built between 1890 and 1894 while the latter was built in 1904. In the foreground,...
    • BBSAC093
    • Yolo Causeway

    • 1930
    • This 1930 photograph shows the Yolo Causeway as it stands above high water. In the foreground, a man labors along in a rowboat. Several cars can also be seen on the causeway's roadway.
    • 1450
    • Rowing on the River

    • 1930
    • With spectators in the foreground and a paddle-wheeled riverboat in the background, Sacramento Junior College rowers power their way up the Sacramento River in this circa 1930 photograph. It was common for Panther fans to make their way to the M...
    • 287

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