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    • El Rancho Drive-In Theater

    • 1946
    • Taken on October 31, 1946, this photograph shows the entrance to the El Rancho Drive-In Theater on the Davis Highway, now 2000 West Capitol Avenue, in West Sacramento, California. The 13-acre, 600-car El Rancho was the first drive-in theater in...
    • 808
    • "K" Street Mall and Tram - Dexter Press

    • 1975
    • This circa 1975 postcard shows a street tram on K Street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets. The pictured tram -- a rubber-tired, gasoline-powered replica of the area's old-time streetcars -- was part of a group that was placed within the K...
    • BBSAC406
    • Stockton Boulevard; 3512-3522

    • 1941
    • This June 7, 1941, photograph was taken on the one year anniversary of the Colonial Theater at 3522 Stockton Boulevard. Designed by Herbert Goodpastor, the structure went up at a cost of 100,000 dollars and had a seating capacity of 850. The...
    • 1019
    • Colonial Theater:  Interior

    • 1943
    • This February 1943 photograph, as taken from the stage, shows the auditorium and projection area of the Colonial Theater at 3522 Stockton Boulevard. The 850-seat, 10-employee venue opened in June 1940 and was fitted with an air cooling system and...
    • 1021
    • K Street, Sacramento, California - W.M. Smith

    • 1946
    • This circa 1946 postcard provides an evening view of the K Street, seen looking east from Eighth Street. Some of the most iconic names in Sacramento business and culture -- Hale Brothers, Silvers, Berlands, Clunie, Kay and Fox -- populate the neon...
    • BBSAC381
    • Sacramento, Downtown - Tom Myers

    • 2000
    • This circa 2000 postcard captures three evening images, all near the intersections of Eleventh through Thirteenth and K streets. The Esquire Theater, built in 1940, became an Imax venue in 1999; Regional Transit's lightrail service began serving K...
    • BBSAC408
    • K Street, 522-530

    • 1960
    • A portion of K Street showing the Bank of America on the corner of Sixth and K Streets (530 K Street), a shuttered theater (The New Royal at 526 K Street), Mal's Shoe Warehouse (522 K Street), and the Central Hotel (522 K Street).
    • 1945
    • 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
    • The Orpheum Theatre, Sacramento, California

    • 1913
    • Meichlor Diepenbrock's Orpheum Theater, at 1203 J Street, is shown in this 1913 postcard. The theater was part of the Orpheum Circuit, a vaudeville consortium started in San Francisco by Gustav Walter. The original intent of Diepenbrock, a real...
    • BBSAC876
    • Chief Engineer, City Fire Dep., Sacramento, CA

    • 1910
    • This circa 1910 postcard shows the Eureka Engine Company Number Four Fire House and the office of the Fire Department's Chief Engineer, located at 1017 Fifth Street. The building was constructed in 1855 and survived until redevelopment in the...
    • BBSAC136
    • Capital Camp Members on Parade

    • 1931
    • In this July 4, 1931, photograph, a group of axe-carrying young men, representing Capital Camp, make their way eastward on K Street, between Ninth and Tenth Streets. 1931’s Independence Day proved a memorable one in Sacramento: 17 fires were...
    • 52
    • Fire Company at Independence Day Parade

    • 1910
    • This July 4, 1910, photograph shows horse-drawn fire engines parading along K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. 30,000 Sacramentans witnessed the Independence Day parade which featured horses. Several awards were given for the fittest and...
    • 617
    • World's Fair Rodeo Parade

    • 1939
    • Heading east on K Street, a saddled color guard leads the way during the May 1939 World's Fair Rodeo Parade. Above the lead riders is a banner reading "Welcome Rodeo." Visible businesses include the Fox Senator Theater at 912 K Street, the...
    • 1929a
    • George Takahashi Optometry

    • 1950
    • Resting in circa 1950 at 1200 K Street is George Takahashi Optometry. Takahashi was first generation Japanese American, or Nisei, born in California to a family of eleven children. His brothers, Henry, William and Ernest were also physicians, and...
    • 20
    • World's Fair Rodeo Parade

    • 1939
    • This May 1939 photograph captures several flag-waving riders, all of whom are part of the May 1939 World's Fair Rodeo Parade. They make their way easterly, down K Street. A lead rider holds a flag inscribed with the words "World's Fair Rodeo...
    • 1929d
    • Grand Theater

    • 1942
    • Pictured here in May of 1942, and located in North Sacramento at 1917 Del Paso Boulevard, is the Grand Theater. The Grand operated from 1943 to 1960. A church called Evangel Temple rented the theater space after it closed. The church purchased...
    • 755
    • Del Paso Theater, 1947

    • 1947
    • Taken on April 29, 1947, this photograph shows the exterior of the Del Paso Theater, located at 2122 Del Paso Boulevard in North Sacramento. Cars are parked beneath the marquee. The venue was built in 1926 for 125,000 dollars, complete with a...
    • 756

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