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K Street, circa 1968

“If I could talk to the animals…” is how the song from “Doctor Dolittle” starts, and in this 1968 photo, it’s the feature playing at the Crest! It’s summertime on K Street and it’s a bustling place. Check out the

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Broadway and 16th, 1968

The venerable Tower Theatre, circa 1968. I’m reposting this as I have just noticed that there was an antique store in the space that now houses Tower Cafe. I wasn’t aware of that… assumed it had been Tower Drug/Records. Anyone

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Shepard Garden Arts Center

  I just love the composition of this display! From the 1965 Spring Bonsai Show.

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Modesto Architecture Festival

Hey Sacramentans, if you’re looking for a quick road trip and want to see some mid-century-modern gems, head down 99 to Modesto this week! I did the self-guided downtown walking tour and the driving tour and saw some inspiring MCM

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Corti Brothers on Folsom Blvd

This shot was mentioned in the SacTown Magazine article in the June/July issue. This is the corner of 32nd St and Folsom Blvd- the location of Corti Brothers back in the mid-late 60s!

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Vic’s Ice Cream, Land Park 1968

Did you see the Food Quiz in today’s Sacramento Bee? I learned a lot from Elaine Corn and Maryellen Burns culinary questions! And since Vic’s was featured in one of their questions, it seemed like a good time to scan

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El Chico sign

1968, 15th and Broadway. This is where 15th dead-ends into Broadway. Side of the Tower Theatre. Beautiful neon!

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13th & K St, 1968

Summer of ’68. We’re back on K Street, at 13th St. Look at the deco curve on the Joseph Cronan building… and the neon between the street lamp and the stop light there on the right…

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SacMod MCM Home Tour

Today is the big day! If you’re coming to the tour, be sure to stop by the Vintage Sacramento display in the Executive Airport lobby! Our display will be up until 2:30! Hope to see a lot of people on

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Greatest Shots!

These are some of the favorite shots as chosen by our Facebook followers!

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