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The Alkali Flat neighborhood contains the City of Sacramento’s first residential historic district to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1984). Alkali Flat is bounded by the Southern Pacific railroad tracks, 7th, I, and 12th streets. The district remains a highly cohesive collection of 19th century residential buildings. Alkali Flat’s earliest and most important surviving buildings are contained within the historic district, but there are many significant buildings and recently competed infill projects surrounding the district that will be interesting for attendees of the 2017 Home Tour!
Ticket booth opens at 9:30 AM!
Alkali Flat is one of Sacramento’s oldest residential neighborhoods. The area was once a lake bed which would dry up in the summer and result in alkali deposits on the surface. Located immediately north of the central business district, the neighborhood proved a logical place for both large estates for the business owners, politicians, and industry leaders to build spacious estates. In addition to the large homes, the neighborhood's proximity to the railyard and other industry was also a logical place for workers cottages and more modest dwellings.
The Preservation Sacramento Annual Home Tour is the largest and longest running home tour in Sacramento. One day a year, volunteers open their homes and businesses to members and friends of Preservation Sacramento. With an emphasis on historic buildings, the tour also features quality infill projects that have become important parts of Sacramento’s urban fabric. The tour is a self-guided, pedestrian experience. While there will almost certainly be some buildings that are handicap accessible, because the tour involves mostly private older residences, there will inevitably be some accessibility issues.
P.O. Box 162140 | Sacramento, California 95816 | 916-202-4815 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Preservation Sacramento is a 501(c)(4).
Any donations can not be deducted from your income taxes, but all donations will go towards preserving Sacramento's historic places.