City's First Southern Flood Levee
California's first commercial railroad was built on
top of the R Street levee in 1856. The levee provided
a safe and dry location for the rail line's first route
in and out of Sacramento. The R Street levee
was removed in 1903 when another levee was
constructed further south. The rail tracks were
re-laid at ground level where they remain today.
Erected 2011 by Capitol Area Development Authority, City of Sacramento.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 34.262′ N, 121° 29.756′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Judah (a few steps from this marker); Historic Businesses 10th to 11th Streets, North (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Businesses 11th to 12th Street, South (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Pacific Railroad (about 400 feet away); St. Elizabeth Portuguese National Church (about 500 feet away); Historic Businesses 12th to 13th Street, North (about 700 feet away); Historic Businesses 12th to 13th Streets, South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Cash Grocery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.