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    • Air View of Filtration Plant, Sacramento, California

    • 1935
    • Shown in circa 1935 is an aerial view of the Sacramento City Water Filtration Plant. Built in 1924, it became the first water filtration complex west of the Rocky Mountains. Other landmarks are, at the far left of the photograph, the Pacific Gas...
    • BBSAC769
    • Sacramento State Capitol Building - John Hinde Curteich

    • 1980
    • This view of the California State Capitol building shows the west entrance partially covered by some of the many varieties of trees and shrubs that thrive in Capitol Park. The Hotel Senator in the bottom left of the postcard is one of the oldest...
    • BBSAC308
    • Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company Employee Portrait

    • 1929
    • A group of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company employees pose in chairs placed to the side of the building entrance at 1412 K Street on November 20th, 1929. The PT&T Division office had been serving the communication needs of thousands of...
    • 1466
    • Esquire Theater, Sacramento, CA

    • 1995
    • This circa 1995 postcard shows the marquee of the Esquire Theater, located at 1219 K Street. Looming in the background are the 319,000 square-foot Danny Benvenuti building, located at 1325 J Street, and, to the right of that, the Pacific Bell...
    • BBSAC055
    • Bell System Building

    • 1926
    • Front exterior view of the office of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph/American Telephone & Telegraph at 1414 K Street. Included in the view is Reo Motors Used Cars at 1400 K Street.
    • 157
    • The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building, Sacramento, Cal.

    • Sacramento's Pacific Telephone and Telephgraph exchange is the subject of this postcard. Located at 1411 J Street, the three-story exchange was built in 1907, designed to accomodate up to 20,000 telephones and seat nearly 200 "hello girls." It...
    • BBSAC125
    • Pacific Telephone and Telegraph

    • 1955
    • Taken from atop the Memorial Auditorium circa 1955 this photograph highlights the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building located at 1407 J Street. An early version of a microwave station sits atop this company's local headquarters. Buildings...
    • 1790
    • J Street, 1401-1407

    • 1945
    • This 1945 photograph shows several businesses along J Street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth Streets. Included - left to right - are Bode and Bode Keys, Gil Culver Photography Studio, Laybourn Cleaners and the Hotel Rene. Bode and Bode was...
    • 934
    • Southern Pacific Lines, Engine #1170

    • 1920
    • This picture, taken in circa 1920, shows the Southern Pacific S-8 switcher number 1170 pushing a passenger car. Before the train are several individuals in pose. The 1170 was built in 1907 at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia,...
    • 1028
    • Pacific Gas and Electric Bus

    • 1939
    • This is a Twin Coach model 23R bus, a mainstay of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company fleet used prior to World War II. The durable vehicles were purchased in the late 1930s, replacing streetcars on T, Third, and Tenth Streets in 1939. The new...
    • 1932
    • Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    • 1950
    • Shown here, in circa 1950, is the business office of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) at 2101 K Street. The power utility was created by the vote of Sacramento County residents on July 11, 1923. For the next two decades, however,...
    • 488
    • Pacific Gas & Electric Customer Service Department

    • 1924
    • Originally framed, with a label from McDowell and Harding Art Dealers (810 K Street); hand numbered 13240. The photograph is identified on the back in handwritten pen and pencil as follows; Front row: Mickie Johnson, Gertrude Freeman, Mrs. Henry...
    • 1999
    • A Change is Sometimes Necessary

    • 1955
    • This 1955 Pacific Telephone brochure provides details on changes that took place to 40,000 phone numbers in the Sacramento region. The switch was made from Hillcrest and Hunter exchanges changing to exchanges at Gladstone, Empire and Garden....
    • EC-BUS-b10f05i02
    • Janet Larsen and Gordon Gill at Arcade Library

    • 1976
    • This September 1976 photograph shows branch manager Janet Larson and Sacramento Municipal Utility District power advisor Gordon Gill talking near the new Arcade Library’s perdiocicals section. A library patron casually reads in the background. The...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-10
    • K Street, 912-1227

    • 1947
    • This view of K Street circa 1952 shows no traffic and a few pedestrians. The street is dominated by business signs, including the Esquire Theater (1219 K Street), Times Theater (1214 K Street), Funland Amusements (1220 K Street), Benatar's General...
    • 1433
    • Parade for Premiere of “Steel Town”

    • 1950
    • This March 29, 1952, photograph captures an eastbound automobile procession on K Street, advertising the opening of the film "Steel Town" at the Esquire Theater. In addition to the parade, the photograph reveals several downtown businesses,...
    • 685
    • Some New Telephone Numbers for Sacramento

    • 1956
    • This November 1956 brochure from the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company prepares Sacramentans for a shift in phone numbers. With the increase in telephone users in the region, new numbers and new phone books had to be issued. New books were...
    • EC-BUS-b10f05103
    • Trees How They Affect the Homes We Live In

    • 1956
    • This 1956 booklet, authored by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, was provided as a free service to Sacramento residents as way to help them better plant trees around their homes.
    • EC-BUS-B10f05101
    • Capital Gas Company's 1895 California State Fair Display

    • Exhibition by the Capital Gas Company at the 1895 California State Fair in Sacramento. In the background is an exhibit for Weinstock Lubin & Company. The caption reads: "Display of Light, Heat and Power by the Capital Gas Co., CAL. State Fair...
    • 1061


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