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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
    • Martha Washington Candies

    • 1934
    • Martha Washington Candy Store at 3130 J Street is shown here on May 4, 1934. The photograph was taken on the opening day of the new business which included free ice cream cones for visitors. The design of the store was meant to carry Sacramentans...
    • 417
    • Foreman and Clark Clothing Store

    • 1930
    • This evening photograph of the Foreman and Clark clothing store at 624 K Street, and the downstairs J. C. Penney department store, at 630 K Street, was taken on October 30, 1930. The store moved to Ninth and K in 1955, and also established a...
    • 439a
    • Cinderella's Coach, Fairy Tale Town, William Land Park

    • 1970
    • Shown in circa 1970 is a throng of children guiding Cinderella's Coach at Fairy Tale Town. The concept for a storybook-themed park was the idea, in 1955, of the Junior League of Sacramento. The park's sets were designed by local sculptor and...
    • BBSAC597
    • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

    • 1927
    • This photograph shows the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, located at 1515 J Street. Long one of Sacramento's most iconic structures, it was opened on February 22, 1927, to honor those Sacramentans who died in the First World War. The building's...
    • 1035
    • "Indo Arch" - Downtown Sacramento

    • 1979
    • This vibrant postcard captures the “Indo Arch”, a forty foot structure inspired by the form of Islamic arches and executed by artist Gerald Walburg. The arch was formed from controlled-erosion corten steel, designed to age and oxidize over time. ...
    • BBSAC947
    • Crest Theater "Second" Lobby

    • 1949
    • Pictured on October 29, 1949, is the “second” lobby of the Crest Theater at 1013 K Street. During reconstruction that started in August 1948, the entrance to the theater was expanded to equal two storefront widths. Beyond this, visitors were...
    • 760
    • Capone's Chicago Tea Room and Pizza Joint

    • 1975
    • Shown is a circa 1970 menu for Capone's Chicago Tea Room and Pizza Joint, located at 1970 Fulton Avenue. The creative concept restaurant was opened in 1960 by the ten 24-year-old Victor Mikulin. Sacramento's Molly Ringwald was known to sing while...
    • Mercy Hospital’s Front Solarium

    • 1928
    • The third floor solarium of Mercy Hospital (4001 J Street) is pictured in this circa 1928 photo. The room was placed just above the building’s main entrance, with its windows looking directly south. Visible in the room is a statuette of Jesus...
    • 565
    • Arcade Library from Marconi Avenue

    • 1976
    • The unique style concept of the Sacramento County Library’s Arcade branch is visibile from the Marconi Avenue in this 1976 photograph. The jet traffic from McClellan Air Force Base as well as vehicular traffic from Marconi and Fulton Avenues were a...
    • PH-SPL-ARC-2-27
    • Anybody's Magazine Vol.1 No.6

    • October 1906
    • Anybody’s Magazine (also referenced in the publication is Sacramento Home Monthly) was a short lived monthly publication, created in Sacramento, California. It charged readers $1.00 a year for a subscription, with single copies running for 10...
    • Employment Building - Fritz Vibe

    • 1955
    • This circa 1955 postcard shows the California State Department of Employment's headquarters building, located at Eighth Street and Capitol Mall. The massive, concrete and steel structure - built for 10.4 million dollars - covered two city blocks,...
    • BBSAC355
    • Esquire Theater Marquee for “Steel Town”

    • 1952
    • The marquee for the Esquire Theater on 1219 K Street promotes the movie “Steel Town” in this March 1952 photograph. The marquee and neon lighting were products of Sacramento’s branch of the Electrical Products Corporation. Below the marquee is...
    • 684
    • Auto Map of Sacramento

    • 1923
    • This 1923 promotional item provides a map and series of driving suggestions for automobile touring throughout Sacramento region. The burgeoning concept of auto travel had caught on in Sacramento by the end of the Great War with near 47,000...
    • EC-VIS-b01f01i01
    • Artsist's Rendering of Sylvan Oaks Branch

    • 1975
    • This circa 1975 rendering of the future Sylvan Oaks Library, here under the working title of the Citrus Heights-Foothill Branch Library, shows a design concept that was created by Sacramento-based architectural firm of Mau, Barnum, Folsom, and...
    • PH-SPL-SYL-1-8


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