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 bound to the riverfront locations. Eventually, industries dependent on the rail systems also vanished when the transportation service was eliminated as a result of growing truck competition. Thus,
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.
Location. 38° 34.781′ N, 121° 30.447′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall. Touch for map. Marker is located on the River Front Promenade off of Capital Mall and Front Streets, near the eastern approach
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.
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then. 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.