Thursday, August 16, 2007

Historic Register Designation Sought for Sacramento Rail Yards

"Historic Register Designation Sought for Sacramento Rail Yards" by C. Johnson, © News10/KXTV, 8/15/2007. (News Article)

"Sacramento historical preservation groups have submitted the downtown rail yards for nomination on National Register of Historic Places. The 39-acre historic district incorporates the southwest area of the downtown Sacramento railyards extending to Front and K streets. ... ground was first broken in 1863 for the Transcontinental Railroad at the Sacramento location. The Central Pacific/Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento shops were one time the largest single-site, integrated industrial complex in the West. The still-standing Erecting Shop is the only existing Transcontinental Railroad-related structure in the West dating from 1869, the year the railroad was completed. ... the city’s largest employer for many years ... " [More]

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