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Adams & Company Building, 1014 Second Street, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA



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HB93348
Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches And Park Collection Sketch Of 1854 Rephoto Of 1960 East Elevation

HB93349
Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches And Park Collection Sketch Of 1857 Rephoto 1960 East Elevation With Other Buildings

HB93350
Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches And Parks Collection Photo 1958 Rephoto 1960 East Elevation

HB93351
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E

HB93352
Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E


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Location
1014 Second Street, Sacramento, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1883
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-61).
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Significance: The Adams & Co. Building, Express and Banking House, built in 1853, was the center of a compact group of fire-proof brick structures in Sacramento, California's old "West End." This was Sacramento City's business center during the "Golden Age" of the pioneer period after the fire of November 2, 1852. The area, located in the block facing Second Street between J and K Streets, superseded the ephemeral center of activity along Front Street facing the river. It was this business area that attracted outstanding pioneer representatives of business, finance, communications and transportation. The Adams & Co. Building was the first express and banking house to represent a large eastern firm on the Pacific Coast and for almost three decades, 1853 to 1883, was the center of pioneer communications and transportation.

Related Names
California Telegraph Company
Alta Telephone Company
State Telephone Company
Western Union


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches and Park Collection Sketch of 1854 Rephoto of 1960 EAST ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches and Park Collection Sketch of 1857 Rephoto 1960 EAST ELEVATION WITH OTHER BUILDINGS
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Cal State Division Beaches and Parks Collection Photo 1958 Rephoto 1960 EAST ELEVATION
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 EAST ELEVATION
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer October 1960 DETAIL OF SECOND FLOOR - EAST ELEVATION


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