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    • Gem Auto Court

    • 1935
    • This circa 1935 postcard shows James F. Wilson's Gem Auto Court, located on Auburn Boulevard, one-half mile north of North Sacramento. The business claimed to be "a better place to sleep," complete with air conditioning, tiled showers, locked...
    • BBSAC452
    • Grayson's department store

    • 1950
    • This 1950 view of the south side of K Street reveals Grayson's Department Store, located at 716 K Street, and Payless Drugstore, located at 716 K Street. Established in the summer of 1940, Grayson's was a California chain, specializing in women's...
    • 427
    • W.T. Grant Company at 722 K Street

    • 1944
    • The W.T. Grant Company’s location at 722 K Street Store is shown in this September 1, 1944, photograph. Grant came to Sacramento in 1932 in an effort to expand its 39 state empire. The store opened in 1933, but was flamed in December of 1936 to a...
    • 393
    • Capitol View Motel - H.S. Crocker Co.

    • 1963
    • Shown at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sixteenth and N streets, in this circa 1963 postcard, is the Capitol View Motel. Built in the 1950s, the motel, also known as the "Capitol Vu," offered carpeting, room patios, free morning...
    • BBSAC440
    • Cordova Lodge

    • 1960
    • This circa 1960 photograph shows a typical room at George E. Johnson's Cordova Lodge at 10701 Folsom Boulevard. Rooms came with single, double or twin double beds and were furnished with both television sets and full air conditioning. Located on...
    • BBSAC446
    • The Review, June 1911

    • 1911-06-01
    • 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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    • California Western States Insurance Co. Building

    • 1953
    • This 1953 postcard shows the newly-dedicated California Western Insurance Building at 2020 L Street. The five story structure was viewed to be an exemplum of "efficiency for today and flexibility for tomorrow" with its 350-ton air conditioning...
    • BBSAC413
    • Crest Theater Auditorium Screen

    • 1949
    • This photograph, as taken from the back of the Crest Theater auditorium, was made on October 29, 1949. It shows the proscenium, a curtain-shrouded projection screen, numerous seats and walls adorned with gold leaf fixtures. For the first time...
    • 536
    • El Mirador Hotel - Mike Roberts

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    • The first major hotel built in downtown Sacramento since 1930, the El Mirador opened Deecember 5, 1957 at a cost of 1.8 million dollars under the ownership of builder-investor Fred Kaiser. Troubles early on forced the sale of "Sacramento's Luxury...
    • BBSAC449
    • Bell Hotel Building

    • 1960
    • Shown is a circa 1960 photograph of the Bell Hotel Building, formally the Joseph Building (1895), at 601 K Street. As early as 1940, the Bee claimed to have air conditioning.
    • 310
    • Fox Capitol Theater, 1940

    • 1940
    • This November 21, 1940, photograph shows the Fox Capitol Theater at 615 K Street, and its effort to promote "Northwest Mounted Police," starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll. Three men are dressed as Canadian mounted policemen, posing with a...
    • 690
    • J. N. Blair & Co. Truck

    • 1913
    • Shown in 1913 is a J. N. Blair and Company truck, parked before an unknown address. Founded in 1899, the company developed the reputation for ably equipping butchers all throughout northern California with refrigeration and cutting tools. In the...
    • 2149
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 22, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Entrance to the Masonic Hall

    • 1925
    • The entrance to the Masonic Temple at 1123 J Street is shown in this 1925 photograph. Flanking the doorway are two penitent Knights Templar. Between the two, and above the doorway, is an arch of impish terra cotta cherubim. Constructed between...
    • 995
    • Hong King Lum Cafe

    • 1932
    • The Chinese inscription on this photograph states: "United States Second City Dancing Party at Hong King Lum" The October 13, 1932, dance commemorates the second anniversary of the establishment's new location. Numerous couples pose for the camera...
    • 1060

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