Historic Home Tour
Capitol Mansions Historic District
- Sunday, September 16, 2018 -
- 10AM to 4PM -
Named for its large, stately structures, the Capitol Mansions Historic District is bounded by 22nd and 27th streets, Kayak Alley (between Capitol Avenue and L Street), and Matsui Alley (between Capitol Avenue and N Street). This historic district includes Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Prairie Bungalow and Classic Foursquare styles of architecture.
This year’s tour showcases six distinctive homes. Tour-goers can see intricate woodworking, built-in cabinets, light fixtures with gas lights on top and electric lights on the bottom, grand staircases, restored wood paneling, curved glass windows, high ceilings, classy renovated kitchens, and spacious front porches. While all the homes had been originally built as single-family residences, five had commercial stints—two boarding houses, two bed-and-breakfast establishments, and an office building. With a lot of painstaking work and talented craftsmanship, the homes have been rescued and restored to family residences.
Ticket booth opens at 9:30 AM, and is located on 22nd Street between Capitol Avenue and L Street, behind 2131 Capitol Avenue.
The Preservation Sacramento Annual Home Tour is one of the largest and longest running home tours 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. These are older residences, and there is NO assurance that any home is handicap accessible.
Free bicycle parking will be provided by SABA (Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates) at the street fair/ticket booth location, on 22nd Street and Liestal Alley (between Capitol Avenue and L Street).