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    • Hotel Rialto and Rialto Cafe

    • 1960
    • Photograph, circa 1960, of the Hotel Rialto and Rialto Cafe, located at 228 and 230 J Street. What became known as the Rialto Building replaced two structures built in the 1860s. The present buildings originally housed clothing and general...
    • 586
    • J Street:  316 through 322

    • 1960
    • Captured in 1960, this photograph reveals a southern section of J Street, between Third and Fourth Streets. Visible are the Broadway Café at 316 J Street, the Capital Cigar and Liquor Company at 318 J Street, and Van Voorhies-Phinney Leather Goods...
    • 122
    • Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 18, 1909
    • 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...
    • Sacramento from the Air Looking Down Capitol Avenue

    • 1996
    • In the years following World War II, Capitol Avenue was the focus of redevelopment efforts. When visitors entered the city from the west via the M Street Bridge, they had to drive through the middle of the west-end slums that lined both sides of...
    • BBSAC044
    • California National Bank Building, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • The California National Bank was organized in 1882 as the California State Bank and helmed by Norman Rideout, a hands-on local banker since 1850 known to ride shotgun on gold deliveries from the mines to Sacramento. The heavy brick structure on...
    • BBSAC092
    • Anybody's Magazine Vol.1 No.2

    • June 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...
    • Sacramento Public Library, Central Branch

    • 1962
    • This April 1962 photograph shows the west end of the reading room at the Sacramento Central Library at 828 I Street. It was located on the second floor, along with a reference room, delivery and open stacks for 20,000 volumes. The first floor...
    • 955
    • Sunday Morning in the Mines, 1872

    • This postcard shows perhaps the most familiar painting of California's Gold Rush, "Sunday Morning in the Mines." Done with oil on canvas, it was done in 1872 by Charles Christian Nahl, a native of the Hesse-Kassel region of Germany. Nahl would go...
    • BBSAC113
    • Fifth and K Street

    • 1960
    • Photograph, taken circa 1960, of the Singleton Building, which housed the Hotel Singleton (504 K Street), Chicken House Restaurant (504 K Street), Gallen Kamp's Shoe Store (500 K Street), Fred's Market (1105 Fifth Street), and Hotel Coloma.
    • 598
    • The Elk, 1914

    • 1914-01-01
    • Growing children with no available outlet for further education was incentive enough for sixteen elementary school districts to establish California’s first union high school in Elk Grove. The initial building was housed in what is now Old Town...
    • Western Union Telegraph Company

    • 1960
    • Taken in 1960, this photograph shows the former Western Union Telegraph Company building, having operated from 1868 to 1938. Prior to that, the building, known as the Pioneer Telegraph Building, housed the California Telegraph Company from 1863...
    • 341
    • Hunter's Drugs

    • 1970
    • Photograph circa 1970 of Hunter's Drugs at 912 Second Street. Located near the end of downtown Sacramento at Second Street and I Street, this property housed hotels during the first part of the 1900's. In the 1950s and early 1960s employment...
    • 1565
    • Court House and Hall of Records

    • 1900
    • As shown in this circa 1900 postcard, the second Sacramento County Courthouse built on the northwest corner of Seventh and I streets, was 80-feet wide, 120-feet deep and measured 61-feet from street to rooftop. The cost for the multi-purpose...
    • BBSAC117
    • The Elk 1915

    • 1915-01-01
    • Growing children with no available outlet for further education was incentive enough for sixteen elementary school districts to establish California’s first union high school in Elk Grove. The initial building was housed in what is now Old Town...
    • Pedroni’s Pharmacy at Twenty-Seventh and Sacramento Boulevard

    • 1941
    • The 2730 Sacramento Boulevard location of Pedroni’s Pharmacy is pictured in this January 29, 1941, photograph. The sons of Swiss-Italian immigrants, Joseph and Richard Pedroni left their native Napa County for Sacramento in 1920, opening their...
    • 202
    • El Tecolote Pool Hall

    • 1960
    • The El Tecolote Pool Hall (1212 Third Street) occupies a building on Third Street adjacent to an alley. There are numerous ads for beverages in the windows and mounted on the building. The large building to the right housed the Thomas Restaurant...
    • 628
    • Regal Distributing Company From the Tower Bridge

    • 1937
    • Taken November 1,1937, this photograph was snapped on the Tower Bridge, which replaced the old M street bridge, looking east down M Street. Regal Distributing Company, distributor of Regal Amber Lager Beer and located at 1301 Front Street, is the...
    • 1846


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