Category: Vintage design

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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Jack’s Shoe Shop

I need some help on this one… it looks SO familiar, but I can’t quite place it. Mid-20’s between K and Capitol would be my guess…

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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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This is “Photo Zero”— the one that started this whole project!

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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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16th & Broadway

This is a fantastic shot of not one, but two of Sacramento’s iconic buildings… the Tower Theatre and the Tower Records store at 16th & Broadway in downtown Sacramento. Nowadays, the greenscape has grown up to obscure the lower portion

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