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    • Grand Oaks Shopping Center

    • 1950
    • This 1960 photograph provides an aerial view of the newly-constructed Grand Oaks Shopping Center in Citrus Heights. In the background is part of the Grand Oaks neighborhood, Citrus Heights' first major residential development. The area had been...
    • 1514a
    • Typical Sacramento Residence Street

    • 1930
    • Shown in circa 1930, and shrouded in ivy, is a Dutch Colonial-style home resting within a residential section of Sacramento proper.
    • BBSAC579
    • Shade Trees on H Street, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1920
    • This circa 1920 postcard reveals a tree-shrouded stretch of H Street. Near this time, the deputy State Forester of California, Alexander Dodge, remarked, in the July 24, 1929, Sacramento Bee, at "how dependent Sacramento is upon her surrounding...
    • BBSAC586
    • Homes, Near Wm. Land Park, Sacramento, California - W.C. Spangler

    • 1947
    • Shown in circa 1947 are Mission Style homes in the 236-acre Land Park section of Sacramento. Developed in the 1930s, the original eight residential subdivisions of Land Park were College Tract, Spanish Town, Homeland, Maple Park, Carly Park, Land...
    • BBSAC415
    • Alkali Flat House:  511 Eighth Street

    • 2002
    • This 2002 photograph shows a home at 511 Eighth Street, in the Alkali Flat neighborhood of Sacramento. Emerging after a November 1852 fire that destroyed 70 percent of the city, Alkali Flat stands as Sacramento's oldest residential neighborhood,...
    • 2269b
    • Echoes from S. J. A., 1927

    • 1927-01-01
    • The arrival of the Sisters of Mercy from San Francisco in 1857 began a tradition of education that served Sacramento for over a century. Commercial and traditional subjects along with lessons in musical instruments were the courses taught at St....
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    • Home of Frank Ruhstaller

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    • It was from his palatial Shingle Style Queen Anne at 1220 “H” Street that Captain Frank Ruhstaller kept close watch over his brewery. Set on a lot of some 12,800 square feet, the 21 room home was sold, just a few years after Ruhstaller’s death in...
    • 1356
    • Orangevale

    • 1950
    • Single story structures house the Orangevale Department Store and Galen Jackson Appliances in 1950's Orangevale. A large residential structure lies between the appliance store and a Hancock gas station to the right. Barely visible is the sign for...
    • 1358
    • The House Hunter

    • 1899
    • This circa 1899 issue of The House Hunter was created by the Capital-Sacramento Transfer, Van and Storage Company (also known as the Capital Transfer Company), specializing in residential “moving, packing, storage” by way of “big vans, trucks and...
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    • Holiday Inn, Downtown Sacramento - Mike Roberts

    • 1960
    • The Holiday Inn was a popular chain of reasonably-priced motels readily found in most of California’s larger towns and cities when this postcard from the location at 1220 Sixteenth Street was available in the early 1960s. The site of many...
    • BBSAC458
    • The Home Designer

    • March 1923
    • Shown above is an issue of The Home Designer. Established by architect Walter W. Dixon (1884-1953) and German-born builder R.C. Hillen (1883-1955) in June 1921, the Oakland-based, monthly publication sought to increase the “interest of the average...
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    • McKinley School, 1914

    • 1914
    • Serious but beguiling eyes look toward the camera in this 1914 photo from McKinley School at Seventh and “G.” The school replaced the venerable Union School which was closed down just a decade earlier. With the growth of industry within and...
    • 2080
    • City Hall, Sacramento, Cal., - Cardinell-Vincent

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    • The Water Works Building at Front and I Streets was the city of Sacramento's first official structure, and for over 20 years the City Hall was located in that facility. Temporary quarters at Fourth and J Streets served city officials until the...
    • BBSAC204
    • Negro Bar, American River

    • 1997
    • This January 1997 photograph captures a torrent of water innundating Negro Bar along the American River. By January 3, the entirety of the 23-mile-long American River Parkway had been submerged by way of the rain from New Year's storms, with the...
    • 1656
    • Town and Country Inn

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    • This 1960s-era postcard provides a sultry vision of the Town and Country Inn at 2060 Auburn Boulevard, or what had been Business Route 40. Built by lumberman Harry Herzog, the Town and Country grew into one of the premier dinner and dance spots in...
    • BBSAC499
    • Sacramento High School - 1924

    • 1924
    • Shown in 1924 is the newly constructed Sacramento High School, located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street. It was designed by San Francisco-based architect Edgar A. Matthews, who, for much of his career, had been primarily a residential designer. For...
    • BBSAC668
    • The Review, 1932

    • 1932-01-01
    • 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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