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    • Reference Desk

    • 1960
    • A moment of giddiness is captured in this 1960 photograph of the Reference Room in Sacramento's Central Library at 828 "I" Street. The library was built in 1917/18 through 100,000 dollar grant from Scottish-American steel baron and philanthropist...
    • 900
    • Reference Desk at Oak Park Branch

    • 1935
    • Pictured in 1935 is the reference desk of the Oak Park Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 3301 Fifth Avenue. As stated in July 1930 News and Notes of California Libraries, the structure contained “four rooms; a large well-lighted...
    • PH-SPL-OAK-1-2
    • Sacramento, The Heart of California

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 postcard invokes a traditional Capital City marketing pitch, going back to the 1920s: "Sacramento, the Heart of California." In addition to a large camellia, shown are the Governor's Mansion, the Library and Courts Building, K...
    • BBSAC806
    • Librarian and Children at Mabel Gillis

    • 1960
    • Pictured in October 1961, a young librarian issues a library card at the Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. According to the then City Librarian, Miss Dorothy Drake, libraries in the early-60s were...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-10
    • Mabel Gillis Branch

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 shows the front of the Modernist-style Mabel Gillis Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 4001 Sixtieth Street. Opened in December 1957, it was one of four branch libraries in the city system and a considerable upgrade...
    • PH-SPL-GIL-1-29
    • Max and Nadine Dimick

    • 1999
    • This June 1999 image shows Dr. Max L. Dimick and his wife Nadine, standing before the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The Dimicks’ generous donation of 800,000 dollars, in November 1997, was...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-1
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 image shows the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Built for a cost of 270,000 dollars at the southwest corner of Watt and Northrup, the brick and wood shingle structure’s opening...
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    • Signage at Arden Branch

    • 1971
    • This 1971 photograph captures the sign of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The facility opened in late 1971 with librarian Lynn Loomis serving as its first branch manager. In the background is the...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-3
    • The Review, June 1898

    • 1898-06-01
    • 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 school...
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    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • Shown in Circa 1980 is the exterior of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The Sacramento-based architectural firm of Tomich and Yee were selected to design the building which Nicholas A. Tomich as...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-4
    • The Dimick Family

    • 1998
    • Shown in 1998 is the Dimick Family, attending groundbreaking ceremonies for the 3,000-square-foot expansion of the branch. The Dimicks donated 800,000 dollars to make the project possible. Sitting, left to right, are Daniel Dimick, his father Max...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-6
    • Arden-Dimick Branch Expansion Groundbreaking

    • 1998
    • Several area dignitaries are, shown in 1998, breaking ground on the 3,000-square-foot expansion of the Arden-Dimick Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Notables are are (in blue dress) librarian and planner Lois...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-5
    • Paul Dimick Memorial Community Room

    • 2000
    • This circa 2000 image shows a program in progress inside the Arden Branch’s 149-seat Paul Dimick Memorial Community Room. Payment for the room’s 25,000 dollar construction cost came by way of Max and Nadine Dimick. They named the room in honor of...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-7
    • Stage at Central Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Screened by a guard rail from up high is the stage and venue for the 1988 groundbreaking of the newly-expanded Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-9
    • Tree Removal at Cesar Chavez Park

    • 2002
    • In this 2002 photograph, a large elm tree is removed from Cesar Chavez Park at Ninth and I Street. In the background, and on the south side of J Street, is the California Western States Life Insurance Company building, built in 1925.
    • 2266a
    • Richard Killian

    • 1988
    • In this 1988 image, Library Director Richard Killian speaks at the groundbreaking of the expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s Central Branch, located at 828 I Street. Killian served as the system’s director from 1987 to 2001.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-31
    • Tree Removal at Cesar Chavez Park

    • 2002
    • A large elm tree is removed from Cesar Chavez Park in this 2002 photograph. In the background are, left to right, the U.S. Bank Plaza, the Angelo Tsakopoulos Galleria and Sacramento's Central Library at 828 I Street. The buildings were...
    • 2266b

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