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    • 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
    • Hippodrome Theater Interior

    • 1942
    • This circa 1942 photograph reveals a glowing interior of the Hippodrome Theater at 1013 K Street. Just four years later, on September 14, 1946, the marquee of the Hippodrome collapsed onto K Street, killing one person and injuring three. A...
    • 534
    • George Takahashi Optometry

    • 1950
    • Resting in circa 1950 at 1200 K Street is George Takahashi Optometry. Takahashi was first generation Japanese American, or Nisei, born in California to a family of eleven children. His brothers, Henry, William and Ernest were also physicians, and...
    • 20
    • World's Fair Rodeo Parade

    • 1939
    • This May 1939 photograph captures several flag-waving riders, all of whom are part of the May 1939 World's Fair Rodeo Parade. They make their way easterly, down K Street. A lead rider holds a flag inscribed with the words "World's Fair Rodeo...
    • 1929d
    • Del Paso Theater, 1947

    • 1947
    • Taken on April 29, 1947, this photograph shows the exterior of the Del Paso Theater, located at 2122 Del Paso Boulevard in North Sacramento. Cars are parked beneath the marquee. The venue was built in 1926 for 125,000 dollars, complete with a...
    • 756
    • Crest Theater, Levinson’s Books and Singer Sewing Machines

    • 1949
    • The iconic marquee of the Crest Theater at 1013 K Street dominates this October 30, 1949, photograph. After having been closed for three years for renovation, the theater opened on October 6 of the same year to a crowd of 5,000 giddy...
    • 761
    • Economy Clothing

    • 1962
    • This 1962 photograph shows the storefront of Economy Clothing at 611 K Street. Its owner, Harry Redler, was a mainstay of Sacramento’s men’s clothing industry for nearly 50 years, also operating the Hub Clothes store and a similar business in the...
    • 92
    • Hotel Berry, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 photograph shows the Hotel Berry at the northwest corner of Eighth and L streets. Opened in 1926 by the Berry brothers, Harry and B.S., the 115-room structure was designed by architect John Carl Thayer and built by J.W. Little and...
    • BBSAC434
    • Crosswalk at Ninth and K Streets

    • 1945
    • A frenzied scene of pedestrian and automobile traffic clogs the intersection of Ninth and K Streets in this 1945 photograph. Between 1945 and 1946, total national retail income rose from 18.2 billion dollars to 19.8 billion dollars, and a bustling...
    • 1411a
    • Crosswalk at Ninth and K Streets

    • 1945
    • A frenzied scene of pedestrian and automobile traffic clogs the intersection of Ninth and K Streets in this 1945 photograph. Between 1945 and 1946, total national retail income rose from 18.2 billion dollars to 19.8 billion dollars, and a bustling...
    • 1411b
    • Parade down K Street between Seventh and Tenth

    • 1920
    • Soldiers wearing doughboy hats and traditional caps march with sailors down K Street at Ninth during this 1920 parade as a color guard leads the way. Row upon row of marching military personnel fill the street and a very large crowd of spectators...
    • 1082a
    • Parade down K Street between Seventh and Tenth

    • 1920
    • Officers and enlisted men of the United States Armed Forces representing the Army and Navy troop down K Street between Seventh and Tenth followed by an equal number of marching men in plain clothes. Rows of spectators lines the street on both...
    • 1082b
    • Parade down K Street between Seventh and Tenth

    • 1920
    • A 1920 parade progresses along K Street at Ninth led by as traditional color guard. A military guard carries an enormous American Flag held on all sides by participants as they march, followed by lines of soldiers and sailors. A very large crowd of...
    • 1082c
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars on Parade

    • 1932
    • In this August 1932 photograph, a parade comprised of various posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars moves eastward, down K Street, between Seventh and Tenth Streets. Their presence represented Sacramento’s hosting of the VFW’s thirty-third annual...
    • 62
    • Beginning of the Tower Empire at Land Park Drive

    • 1946
    • This March 31, 1946, photograph shows the Tower Theater at 2510 Land Park Drive. In the same building were Zamm's Homemade Candies at 2518 Land Park Drive and Tower Cut Rate Drugs. In 1950, the future founder of Tower Records, Russ Solomon, went to...
    • 805
    • Fox Capitol Theater, 1942

    • 1942
    • Pictured in 1942 is the Fox Capitol Theater at 615 K Street. Its marquee advertises the premiere of "In Old California," starring John Wayne. The theater also promotes the purchase of war bonds with the phrase "Slap the Jap." In the foreground...
    • 807
    • Sacramento Public Library Marquee

    • 1988
    • Shown in 1988 is a sign at the Central Library’s temporary location at 536 Downtown Plaza. The library was at that location for 18-months, before it could move into its new/renovated spot at 828 I Street.
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    • Golden Eagle Hotel building, K Street at 6th

    • 1924
    • In this circa 1924 photograph of K Street, several business fronts are visible. They include the Golden Eagle Hotel (627 K Street), the Bon Marche women's clothing store (631 K Street), the Liberty Theatre (617 K Street), and Heeseman Clothing...
    • 539

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