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    • Memorial Auditorium as Boxing Venue

    • 1935
    • Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium at 1515 J Street often served as a boxing venue. It is pictured here in 1935, readied to host a boxing match. The same year that this photograph was taken, the 3,500-seat building was host to the Pacific Coast...
    • 1389
    • The Music Circus

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph shows the venue utilized by Music Circus, a long standing musical and theater company in Sacramento. Located at 1419 H Street, the venue held approximately 2,500 seats. Its construction was dedicated on May 9, 1949, when...
    • 1179
    • Colonial Theater:  Interior

    • 1943
    • This February 1943 photograph, as taken from the stage, shows the auditorium and projection area of the Colonial Theater at 3522 Stockton Boulevard. The 850-seat, 10-employee venue opened in June 1940 and was fitted with an air cooling system and...
    • 1021
    • Municipal Auditorium, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • Shown in circa 1940 postcard shows the southwestern edge of the Memorial Auditorium. Built in 1926 and opened in February 1927, the Byzantine-style structure has served as venue for artist, from opera singer Marion Anderson to rock band Led...
    • BBSAC094
    • 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...
    • 2280
    • Sacramento, Downtown - Tom Myers

    • 2000
    • This circa 2000 postcard captures three evening images, all near the intersections of Eleventh through Thirteenth and K streets. The Esquire Theater, built in 1940, became an Imax venue in 1999; Regional Transit's lightrail service began serving K...
    • BBSAC408
    • The Diepenbrock Theater

    • 1913
    • This circa 1913 photograph shows the Diepenbrock Theater at 1203 J Street. The picture also shows signage atop the building which reads “Orpheum Shows Theater.” The Orpheum was the vaudeville-style company that provided much of the live...
    • 2288
    • Edmonds Field After 1948 Fire

    • 1948
    • This photograph captures Edmonds Field, at the intersection of Riverside Boulevard and Broadway, as it appeared on July 24, 1948, after fire - likely started by a carelessly tossed cigarette - destroyed the park on July 11. Immediately afterward,...
    • 1100
    • Arco Arena, Sacramento

    • 1992
    • This circa 1992 postcard shows Sacramento's Arco Arena. Opening in 1988, the 16,440-seat venue's primary tenant was the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. The Kings opened the 40 million dollar Arco on November 8, 1988,...
    • BBSAC173
    • Stage at Central Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • Screened by a guard rail from up high is the stage and venue for the 1988 groundbreaking of the newly-expanded Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street.
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-9
    • The Pavilion, Sacramento, Cal. - E.P. Charlton and Co.

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    • Shown at Fifteenth and N Streets is the California State Fair's Agricultural Hall, also refered to as the Pavilion. Built in 1883/84, citizens of Sacramento voted to fund the 30,000 dollar structure which, at the time, would become the largest...
    • BBSAC332
    • Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California - Edward H. Mitchell

    • 1900
    • Shown at Second and O streets in 1900 is the Crocker Art Gallery. The venue was opened to the public in 1873, and then gifted to the city of Sacramento and California Museum Association in March 1885 -- an act, in the eyes of the Sacramento Daily...
    • BBSAC101
    • Hippodrome Theater

    • 1942
    • This screenward shot of the Hippodrome Theater's interior was taken in circa 1942. The 1013 K Street venue had changed much since its opening in 1913, when it was known as the Empress. At that time, it provided vaudeville-style entertainment and a...
    • 535
    • Theater Diepenbrock, Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1913
    • Pictured in circa 1913, at the northeast corner of Twelfth and J Streets, is the Theater Diepenbrock. Built in 1911, the venue became, along with the Pantages Theater on 615 K Street, a popular spot to take in vaudeville, all the entertainment...
    • BBSAC875
    • 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
    • Venue for Central Library Groundbreaking

    • 1988
    • This 1988 image shows citizens readying for festivities surrounding the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Central Branch of the Sacramento City Library, located at 828 I Street. In the background looms the Ruhstaller Building, located at the...
    • PH-SPL-CEN-15-14
    • Screen View, inside the Village Theater

    • 1959
    • This circa 1959 photograph shows the interior of the 903-seat Village Theater at 2925 Fulton Avenue. Set within Jere Strizek’s rustic Town and County Village shopping center, the Village was one of Sacramento’s original suburban movie houses,...
    • 804a
    • Grant Union High School

    • 1938
    • The entrance to Grant Stadium at Grant Union High School is shown here in 1939. The venue was built the same year by the Works Progress Administration. Its design was intended to mirror that of Stanford University's Stanford Stadium, complete...
    • 877
    • L Street Boxing Arena

    • 1925
    • This 1925 photograph shows the L Street Boxing Arena, located at 223 L Street. The ad hoc structure had been a warehouse prior to its opening in the winter of 1916. To bring it to workable function as a sports venue, walls were removed,...
    • 1111
    • San Carlos Court - Plastichrome by Colourpicture

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    • "An air-conditioned motor hotel of distinction...opposite main gate of State Fair Grounds..." is part of the promotion printed on the back of this postcard touting the San Carlos Court Motor Hotel at 2830 Stockton Boulevard. One and one-half blocks...
    • BBSAC488

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