Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
However, the dominance of industry that inhibited residential and retail use largely ended by the 1930s. The southern waterfront’s excellent river, rail and, later, trucking facilities supported a variety of primary and secondary industries during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Rail and truck services, however, was not
In the early 1960s, the new Port of Sacramento was created. This West Sacramento facility, with its deep-water channel, completely displaced the old waterfront facilities that had evolved on the Sacramento waterfront. Redevelopment efforts in the 1960s changed the physical character of the neighborhood with the leveling of many of the blocks. This left an isolated, open space which belies the bustling activity of most of the area’s history. Gone were landmarks showing the presents of the Gold Rush entrepreneurs; the many generations of hotel operators at 1323 Front Street; most of the 19th-century industries; the many laborers, including the Austrian, Italian and Greek immigrants who predominated there at the turn-of-the-century; and the river and rail traffic that produced the heatbeat of “The Docks.”
The construction of the I-5 freeway in the late 1960s brought the destruction of most of the old buildings that still lined Front Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 34.781′ N, 121° 30.447′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall. Marker is located on the River Front Promenade off of Capital Mall and Front Streets, near the eastern approach to the Tower Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Brick Building in Sacramento (a few steps from this marker); Independent Boat Operations of the 1850s (a few steps from this marker); The River Lines Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); City Wharf and Warehouses (within shouting distance of this marker); View Near the M Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 7. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.