Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 143: Thayer Apartments on N Street

Several buildings around the Capitol stand as reminders of the older residential neighborhood and a link to Sacramento's history.  The Thayer Apartments on N Street are a good example of an historic building that remains in residential use today:

The exterior facade of this building is beautiful and stately, with a decent-sized setback from the street to allow a scenic approach for pedestrians to access the front door up the stairs and through the small lawn and landscaping beds.

This building has been in existence since the early 20th century, according to a great web site that features images of Sacramento "Then and Now."  The images below show the parcel map that includes the Thayer Apartments, which replaced a single family home at 1228 N Street, along with an aerial view of the block with the Thayer Apartments easily visible as the largest mass amongst the remaining homes:

I really enjoy seeing this mix of architecture and older urban structures around the downtown area.  Relative to the rest of the country (and certainly to the rest of the world), California is still a pretty young state, so any interesting and attractive links to the past tend to catch my interest.


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