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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Park

 
 
Pioneer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
1. Pioneer Park Marker
Inscription.
Display 1

Sacramento property owners often adorned their buildings with cast-iron columns like these to embellish their structures and refine the city's overall appearance. If you look closely, a decorative column may feature information about when and where it was made, as well as space for an address. Can you find clues on the columns that tell you when they were made?

Display 2

You have returned to Sacramento's original street level. Turn around to see the difference between the city's old and new elevations. The Pioneer Bakery, to your left, was raised on screw jacks to meet the new street level, while the City Market, on this lot, was not. Instead, the owners added a story on top. Could the bricked-in archway on the Pioneer Bakery's side wall have been a connection between the neighboring businesses?
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 34.988′ N, 121° 30.285′ W. Marker was in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker was at the intersection of J St and Firehouse Alley, on the right when traveling east on J St. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location
Pioneer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
2. Pioneer Park Marker
. Vernon-Brannan House (a few steps from this marker); New England Seed Store (within shouting distance of this marker); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sacramento (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express (within shouting distance of this marker); Booth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lady Adams Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational Areas
 
Pioneer Park - Cast Iron Decorative Column image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
3. Pioneer Park - Cast Iron Decorative Column
Cast in the Union Iron Works of Sacramento in 1869.
Pioneer Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
4. Pioneer Park Marker
Pioneer Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
5. Pioneer Park Entrance
Pioneer Park image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
6. Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
January 24, 2018
7. Pioneer Park Marker - Wide View
Note that this view shows the marker to be missing (see the middle pillar on the left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 20, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   7. submitted on July 7, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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