Sacramento, California: East Sacramento's 38th Street

East Sacramento was once served by PG&E streetcars that ran down J Street, turning south at 46th Street. By the time this photo was taken circa 1945 they turned around and returned from this point, but until the mid-1930s they ran south through East Lawn Cemetery, zig-zagged past the Coloma School in Elmhurst and stopped at the rear entrance to the California state fairgrounds. Residents of 38th Street could easily reach the fairgrounds or downtown Sacramento on the #3 streetcar until it stopped running in 1946.

East Sacramento was once served by PG&E streetcars that ran down J Street, turning south at 46th Street. By the time this photo was taken circa 1945 they turned around and returned from this point, but until the mid-1930s they ran south through East Lawn Cemetery, zig-zagged past the Coloma School in Elmhurst and stopped at the rear entrance to the California state fairgrounds. Residents of 38th Street could easily reach the fairgrounds or downtown Sacramento on the #3 streetcar until it stopped running in 1946.

This tour explores a portion of East Sacramento, one of Sacramento’s earliest streetcar suburbs, notable for its architectural beauty and landscape design. The stories of some of the original inhabitants of this East Sacramento tract will be shared, and the architectural styles of the neighborhood discussed. Tour led by Preservation Sacramento’s East Sacramento Subcommittee.

Jane Jacobs Walk and Jane Jacobs Roll are part of a continent-wide series of walks and bike rides based on the principles of Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Written in an era when American cities promoted the suburb and the automobile, turning their backs on downtowns and older neighborhoods, her work changed the way American planners thought about cities. It is widely read today by modern urban planners, promoting sidewalks, parks, mixed use, residential density, local economies and walkability. 

Part history tour, part urban planning discussion, Sacramento will host five Jane Jacobs Walks and one “Roll” bike ride. These tours explore how Sacramento’s city neighborhoods function for pedestrians and cyclists, residents and businesses, public transit and cars (or, in some cases, not.) All tours are free and open to the public.

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http://www.preservationsacramento.org/jane-jacobs/

Date:  Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Start/End: 

The event will start and end at Corner of 38th & J Street

Host: William Burg, Sacramento Preservation

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome.