Recently I spent a lot of hours on Ancestry.com, feverishly attacking the search function as I traced my family’s roots to England, Scotland and Ireland. I had heard great stories of our ancestors passed down through the generations “an Earl, or if not an Earl then definitely a peer…” or “he was a […]
Photo courtesy of Taunton Press
We love the charm and character of old houses. We can imagine Rockwell-style celebrations at the hearth and licking ice cream cones while sitting on sturdy front porches. It’s not just that these houses have unique designs or were built in a time when the best materials were used […]
Hey local Sacramento folks! I’ll be at the Sacramento Old City Home Tour on Sunday to hand out flyers for Sac Historic House. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Here is the flyer for the event. Hope to see you there!
Sacramento Historic House will be supporting the Sacramento Mid-Century Home Tour on June 26. I’m betting this is going to be an excellent event and very busy so be sure to get your tickets in advance. Here is some info from the website:
“Tickets are $20 in advance and will be available to purchase […]
The City of Sacramento has recently announced a new historic property plaque program. If you own a historic house or building that is on the city’s landmark list or if your property is in a landmarked area (e.g. parts of Alkali Flat), you could qualify for one of the shiny new plaques on offer.
photo copyright Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
This is one of many hauntingly beautiful images from photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre of downtown Detroit in a series called The Ruins of Detroit. I don’t know why but this looks to me like something out of East Berlin. (ah I just now noticed they […]
Looks like Sacramento Heritage has a new website featuring a number of self-guided walking tours through historic areas of town. Some look better than others, but definitely worth checking out.
This reminds me that Sacramento Historic House has been criminally neglected. I have no excuse. It needs a redesign and new photos and maybe add […]
Watch as Channel 13 goes inside the Martinez house at 22nd and H St. with the current owner. Video on the Haunted Sacramento blog.
I can imagine it must be hard to inherit an old mansion and not have the resources to fix it up or at least live in it. Hope that the family […]
I think most of my readers know by now that I do house history research here in Sacramento. So I was quite thrilled to be-friend the lovely Melanie Backe-Hansen, who is the first in-house historian to be employed by a UK estate agency. Translation: she’s a supersleuth of houses in England who regularly runs […]
I had planned to shock you all by updating the Sacramento Historic House website with a few more houses… including the Governor’s Mansion. However, I find that the site is seriously in need of a redesign and I’m not ready to work on that today. So here’s what I was going to put up: