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    • Country Club Centre

    • 1952
    • This 1952 photograph reveals the parking lot of the Country Club Centre. In the distance is a notably uncluttered intersection of El Camino and Watt avenues. Opening in late-summer 1952 with over 100,000 residents in a five-mile radius, the...
    • 1687
    • Line of Shovels at Groundbreaking for Central Library Extension

    • 1988
    • This 1988 photograph shows a symbolic line of gold-painted shovels, primed for the 35 million dollar groundbreaking and expansion of the Sacramento City Library’s main branch, located at 828 I Street. In the background, at Eighth and J Streets, is...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-1
    • Del Pasado, 1938

    • 1938-01-01
    • The first local high school built north of the American River was a first in many ways, the result of a need for a school district to educate the far-flung school-age children in the area combined with the practical need for a civic center to bring...
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    • Renaissance Roma

    • 1995
    • This circa 1995 menu shows the offerings of the Renaissance Roma restaurant, located at Eighth and K streets. The Mediterranean-style eatery opened in 1991 and closed in 1999.
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    • "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
    • J Street:  423 through 425

    • 1955
    • This side view of the Silvius and Schoenbackler bookbindery, at 423 J Street, was captured in this 1955 photograph. Also visible is Charley’s Shoppe at 425 J Street and the Tip Top Parking Lot. In the middle of the frame is a Sacramento Area...
    • 179
    • Front Street, 1115

    • 1960
    • A circa 1960 view of a parking lot at the northeast corner of Front and L Streets. Beyond the parking lot is the Lawrence Mayflower Moving and Storage warehouse at 1115 Front Street, also known as The Embarcadero.
    • 1605
    • The Review, 1935

    • 1935-01-01
    • 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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    • Grand Oaks Shopping Center Businesses

    • 1960
    • The newly-opened Grand Oaks Shopping Center sits on the west side of Auburn Boulevard in this 1960 photograph. Beyond the parking lot and moving left to right are a Lucky supermarket, W. T. Grant Company variety store, and a branch of Bank of...
    • 1514f
    • Merchant Street, Between Seventh and Eighth

    • 1962
    • This 1962 view of Merchant Street, between Seventh and Eighth Streets, shows the "Family Entrance" to Boitano's Restaurant and Bar at 712 J Street. To the left is the Crocker-Anglo National Bank at 700 J Streets. Beside it is Miro's Barber Shop...
    • 1457
    • Seventh and L Streets

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph captures the southwest corner of Seventh and L Streets, where visible is a City of Sacramento parking. Looming in the background is the recently-completed John E. Moss Federal building at Sixth Street and Capitol Avenue.
    • 1671
    • Oaks at Sylvan Oaks Branch

    • 1976
    • A grove of north Sacramento County’s signature oaks shroud the front of the Sylvan Oaks Branch, located at 6700 Auburn Boulevard, in this circa 1976 image. As stated in a 1975 promotional document “Surrounded by ancient oaks, the branch occupies a...
    • PH-SPL-SYL-1-15
    • Arden Branch

    • 1980
    • This circa 1980 image shows the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library system, located at 891 Watt Avenue. Built for a cost of 270,000 dollars at the southwest corner of Watt and Northrup, the brick and wood shingle structure’s opening...
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    • Signage at Arden Branch

    • 1971
    • This 1971 photograph captures the sign of the Arden Branch of the Sacramento County Library, located at 891 Watt Avenue. The facility opened in late 1971 with librarian Lynn Loomis serving as its first branch manager. In the background is the...
    • PH-SPL-ARD-1-3
    • Riverside Swimming Pool

    • 1947
    • Taken on May 3, 1947 these pictures are of a crowded Riverside Pool, located on 3640 Riverside Boulevard. Swimmers and sunbathers lounge and circulate in the area in front of the refreshment center while others take advantage of the picnic tables...
    • 1940b
    • Indo Arch Installation

    • 1980
    • This April 1980 photograph shows the installation of the Indo Arch, a public art piece design by Sacramento State University Art Professor Gerald Walburg. The sculpture's appearance came with criticism. It was felt, particularly by historian and...
    • 1946a
    • J Street, 612-618

    • 1960
    • This view of vacant stores displays signs identifying the Rancho Grande Restaurant (612 J Street), Capital Glass Company (614 J Street), Al & Ray's Music Store (616 J Street), and Star Barber Shop (618 J Street). An automobile is parked at the...
    • 925
    • Central Library Expansion Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • With the 1917-built, Carnegie Foundation-funded Main Library in the background, librarians and politicians dig in to christen the groundbreaking of the library’s 1988 expansion. Developed by the Library Plaza Group, the block-sized project included...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-38

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