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    • California State Capitol Building Nearing Completion

    • 1869
    • Resting upon two tiers of added earth at Tenth Street, between L and N Streets, is the California State Capitol building in 1869. The building’s grounds are barren, save a few saplings. Below the building’s façade are several workers. A ladder...
    • 2386
    • Capitol and State Office Building No. 1, Sacramento, California

    • 1940
    • Shown in 1940 is State Office Building Number One and, in the background, the California State Capitol building, as seen from Ninth Street, between L and M streets. Consisting of five stories and a basement, the office building and its twin in the...
    • BBSAC239
    • State Capitol, State Office Building and State Library

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    • The California State Capitol Building is flanked by the State Library and Courts Building in this linen-finished postcard published before the end of the Second World War in 1945. Legislation passed in 1914 cleared the way for the two proposed...
    • BBSAC223
    • State Buildings, Sacramento, California

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    • By the time the United States entered World War I California State agencies were in dire need of new headquarters and plans were made to construct two new buildings near the State Capitol Building. State Office Building Number One, pictured above,...
    • BBSAC349
    • California State Library and Courts Building

    • 1929
    • The California State Library and Courts Building and its Sierra white granite exterior shines in this 1929 photograph. Completed just a year earlier, the building was constructed with five floors, including a basement, and designed to provide...
    • 797
    • View from the Capitol Dome - Sacramento

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    • This postcard boasts a photograph as taken from the California State Capitol building's dome, looking west. In the immediate foreground, and completed in 1928, are buildings of the Capitol Extention, to the right the Library and Courts Building,...
    • BBSAC241
    • California Western States Life Insurance Company

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 photograph of the 14-story California Western State Life Insurance Building, also known as the Cal-West Building, was taken from across a shaded Plaza Park from the east side of Tenth Street in the 1920s. It was the tallest...
    • 864
    • Nicolaus Building

    • 1931
    • This 1931 photograph captures the six-story, 78-foot-high Nicolaus Building on the northwest corner of Eighth and K Streets. The building’s most high profile tenant was the Western Pacific Railroad’s passenger department, which moved into the...
    • 960
    • Ochsner Building

    • 1940
    • This circa 1940 photograph reveals the southern face of the Ochsner Building and a few of its first floor business tenants. Resting at the corner of Seventh and K Streets, the building’s first three stories were built in 1904, while two more...
    • 969
    • Mitau Building:  Southeast Corner of Eighth and J Streets

    • 1940
    • The southeast corner of Eighth and J Streets is captured in this circa 1940 photograph. Businesses shown are Hank's Smoke Shop at 800 J Street, George Lidekas Fruits at 802 J Street, Chris' Blue Plate Special at 1001a Eighth Street, Ramona Shoe...
    • 893
    • California Fruit Exchange Building

    • 1934
    • The California Fruit Exchange Building, also known as the Blue Anchor Building, rests on the southwestern corner of Tenth and N Streets. This building was constructed in 1931, and this photograph was taken on November 21, 1934. The Mission and...
    • 306
    • Views of Sacramento, Cal.

    • 1910
    • This postcard provides a montage of Sacramento landmarks, circa 1910. In the upper left-hand corner and moving clockwise are as follows: The California State Fair Pavilion at Fifteenth and N Streets, the United States Post Office at Seventh and K...
    • BBSAC736
    • Sacramento Aerial View

    • 1941
    • This July 11, 1941, aerial view of Capitol Park and several State government office buildings comes from the southeast. In the late 1930s, California Governor Frank Merriman resolved to centralize all of the State's agencies in Sacramento. This,...
    • 1048
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • Februay 26, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • There's Sure a Lot of Hot Air in Sacramento

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    • Intended to be humorous, this postcard is set along Sacramento's Capitol Mall, near Seventh Street. Superimposed hot air balloons float above the California State Capitol building and several other government offices including, to the left, the...
    • BBSAC311
    • View East from Fruit Exchange Building

    • August 31, 1922
    • As taken from the newly-built California fruit Building, this 1922 postcard, shows several notable structures along Sacramento's skyline. They include, left to right: the Sacramento County Superior Court Building at Seventh and I Streets,...
    • BBSAC031
    • 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
    • Comstock Building Burns

    • 2003
    • Amassed before the gutted Comstock Building on July 3, 2003, are units of the Sacramento Fire Department. The fire started at 5 a.m., making short work of the historically vital building, constructed in 1861 and shown to the left. Started soon...
    • 2264k

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