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    • Tower Theater and Cardinal Field

    • 1942
    • This 1942 aerial photograph captures Sacramento’s Broadway District between Land Park Drive and the Sacramento River. At the bottom of the photograph is the newly-completed Tower Theater at 2504 Land Park Drive. Above it is a Cardinal Grocery at...
    • 2295
    • Mansion Belle

    • 1960
    • Shown in circa 1960 is the "Mansion Belle." The vessel was built in 1942 for use by the Army Corps of Engineers as a snag boat, pulling loose trees and debris out the Sacramento River's channel. The boat was then used in John Wayne's 1955,...
    • BBSAC685
    • Hotel Clayton - Pacific Novelty Co.

    • 1912
    • The five-story reinforced concrete and red brick Hotel Clayton, at the northwest corner of Seventh Street and L Street, sports a huge pennant atop a flagstaff on the roof, promoting the establishment. It was erected in 1910 by Hattie C. Gardiner,...
    • BBSAC439
    • Football game at Sacramento Stadium on November 11, 1932

    • 1932
    • Photograph, taken November 11, 1932, of a football game at Sacramento Stadium on the Sacramento Junior College campus, located at 3835 Freeport Boulevard. The stadium was later renamed Hughes Stadium on November 18, 1944. Built in 1928 for 140,000...
    • 1486
    • The California Winery, 21st Street, Sacramento, CA

    • December 1908
    • Listed as “one of the fist important commercial wineries in the city of Sacramento, The Eberhardt & Lachman Winery, which would be later named the California Winery, was built in 1871 by a San Francisco wine house. The brick building was enlarged...
    • BBSAC014
    • Themis

    • March 17, 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...
    • Folsom State Prison Original Administrative Building

    • 1905
    • Pictured in circa 1905 is the Folsom Prison’s ivy-shrouded administrative building, completed in 1881. Up until 1914, the Warden’s residence was located on the top floor of the building. It was moved to just beyond the East Gate that same year. ...
    • 2211c
    • Entry to the Alhambra Theater

    • 1947
    • The façade of the legendary Alhambra Theater at 1100 Alhambra Boulevard is captured in this 1947 photograph. The venue was designed to emulate the grandeur of Islam’s Alhambra, located in Granada, Spain. The movie house was accented with a garden...
    • 2280
    • Looking from the Tower Bridge to the Capitol, Sacramento, CA

    • 1999
    • In 1955, the M Street Bridge was torn down to make way for the Tower Bridge. “The twin towered bridge, designed to carry automobiles, pedestrians and an electric streetcar line, could be raised when necessary to allow river boats to pass beneath...
    • BBSAC050
    • "Delta King" - 1971

    • 1971
    • This 1971 postcard provides a view of the steamboat "Delta King" with the paddle wheel removed, tied up along the Sacramento River south of the Tower Bridge. The 250-foot steel vessel was prefabricated in Scotland in 1926, spending much of the...
    • BBSAC544
    • Sacramento Stadium at Sacramento Junior College

    • 1933
    • This November 11, 1933, photograph shows Armistice Day's American Legion-sponsored "Military Pageant" at Sacramento Stadium, located on the campus of Sacramento Junior College at 3835 Freeport Boulevard. After the display, Sacramento Junior...
    • 1595
    • Parade down I Street at Ninth

    • 1930s
    • This view of an Armistice Day parade in the 1930s was taken from a slightly elevated vantage point. It shows a youthful appearing marching band moving along I at Ninth Street. A very large crowd is assembled to view the parade near Plaza Park,...
    • 1087
    • McClatchy Park and Joyland

    • 1929
    • Taken on May 18, 1929, this photograph shows a band procession at McClatchy Park, the previous home of the Joyland amusement park. Situated on Fifth Avenue, between Thirty-Third and Thirty-Seventh Streets, Joyland opened on June 6, 1913 to over...
    • 771
    • Mary J. Watson Grammar School

    • 1910
    • In circa 1880, students and teachers assemble for a picture before Mary J. Watson School, located at Fiftteenth and Sixteenth streets and I and J streets. Built in 1872/73, the school was known as Sacramento Grammar School until 1910, when it was...
    • BBSAC656
    • California State Law Library

    • 1929
    • This 1929 photograph shows the pristine tables and stacks of the new California State Law Library within the Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Avenue. It was renamed the Witkin State Law Library in 1998, in honor of Bernard E. Witkin, the...
    • 798
    • Department of Motor Vehicles, Sacramento, Cal. - Blank Back

    • 1953
    • Shown in 1953 is the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles Sacramento Headquarters Building, at 2540 Twenty-Fourth Street. The structure was renamed "Building - West" in September 1963, after the arrival of the new, 12 million dollar,...
    • BBSAC351
    • Mary J. Watson Grammar School

    • 1913
    • This 1913 photograph shows the front entrance of Mary J. Watson Grammar School, located at Fifteenth and J streets. Originally built as Sacramento Grammar School in 1872/73, the school was renamed in 1910 to honor longtime principal Mary J....
    • 1240


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