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    • Aerial View of Old Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

    • 1996
    • The Old Sacramento District is a national historic landmark due to its rich place in California history. A quarter of a million immigrants came to the Sacramento area, withstanding the ravages of fire, flood and disease to build their lives. ...
    • BBSAC046
    • California Junior High School

    • 1945
    • A June 10, 1945, shot of the side view of California Junior High School at 2991 Land Park Drive reveals a hybrid of both Spanish and Mission style elements, accented with Gothic style lines. The building was demolished in September of 1975, due to...
    • 874
    • California State Capitol in 1879

    • 1879
    • This 1879 photograph captures a youngish California State Capitol building as viewed from the corner of Tenth and L Streets. The building's raised posture was due to a desire to avoid flooding. Accordingly, in 1862, workers hauled wheelbarrows of...
    • 206
    • California State Fair Aerial View

    • 1930
    • This aerial view from the 1930s shows the layout of the California State Fair as it stood on 2751 Stockton Boulevard. The domed structure is the Agricultural Building, later to be called the Counties Building while the tower marks the location of...
    • 642b
    • Cordova Lodge, Sacramento - Pope Studios

    • 1960
    • Shown in circa 1960 is the dining room of George E. Johnson's Cordova Lodge, located at Highway 50 and Zinfandel Drive in Rancho Cordova. Built to seat 100 people, the room was adjoined to a cocktail lounge known as the Burgundy Room. Both...
    • BBSAC651
    • Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California - Sepia Tones

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 sepia hued postcard shows the Crocker Art Gallery at Second and O streets. To the far left is what used to be the Crocker home and what, in 1912, became part of the gallery, aptly referred to as "the annex." The annex operated...
    • BBSAC102
    • Fremont Park Presbyterian Church

    • 1920
    • Photographed between 1920 and 1923 is the Fremont Presbyterian Church at Fifteenth and O Streets. Due to a wiring defect, the church was destroyed by a morning fire on September 23, 1923. The first witness to the fire, paperboy W.J. Howie,...
    • 516
    • 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
    • Hall of Flowers, State Fair, Sacramento, Cal. - Mike Roberts Studio

    • 1967
    • Families and friends gather outside the California State Fair’s “Hall of Flowers”, one of the most popular stops along the route of the old fairgrounds off Stockton Boulevard. Down the way from the main entrance and Agricultural Building the annual...
    • BBSAC344
    • Hotel Coloma and Metropolitan Department Store

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph shows a gaggle of businesses on the south side of K Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The following businesses are visible: the Valley Hotel at 506-and-a-half K Street, People’s Clothing Store at 506 K Street, the...
    • 375
    • Interior of Sacramento County Courthouse

    • 1967
    • This June 5, 1967, photograph shows a portion of the second floor of the Sacramento County Courthouse at 615 I Street. In the foreground is the courthouse’s rotunda, through which sun could beam via a glass dome. In the background are marbled...
    • 2311
    • Isleton Fire Department

    • 1915
    • This circa 1915 photograph shows members of the Isleton Fire Department posing before their chemical engine. Community growth, due in no small part to a tremendous asparagus industry, necessitated institutions dedicated to ensuring not simply...
    • 618
    • K Street Mall Fountain

    • 1970
    • This circa 1970 photograph shows the recently-redeveloped K Street Mall with a close-up of one of its signature water features. Designed in 1969 by four different Bay Area landscape architects, the 2.1 million dollar project called for six-blocks...
    • 984
    • Marshall Elementary School

    • 1955
    • This 1955 photograph captures Marshall Elementary School on 2718 G Street. Built in 1904 for 80,485 dollars, the school - well into the twenty-first century - stood as Sacramento's oldest existing school facility. Due to Field Act non-compliance,...
    • 1734
    • Themis

    • March 10, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
    • Themis

    • March 21, 1889
    • Founded and edited by a talented team of newspapermen, educators, lawyers with political savvy and clout, Themis was envisioned as a completely independent journal offering counsel and providing access to justice and law. A literary journal with...
    • Walerga Wasp - May 30, 1942

    • May 30, 1942
    • The Sacramento Room holds all ten issues of the mimeographed “Walerga Wasp,” the community newspaper for the Sacramento Assembly Center, located 14-miles northeast of Sacramento. Also referred to as Camp Walerga, the center was built in March/April...
    • The Visitor

    • October 1892
    • David Lubin and his half-brother Harris Weinstock expanded their original store into the largest mail-order business on the West Coast by 1875, and that store became an emporium. Incorporated in 1888 with plans of building more stores, the...


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