The 42nd Annual Historic Home Tour showcases Sacramento’s oldest existing residential neighborhood—Alkali Flat. Most of the older buildings were built between 1853 and the early 1900s, when the neighborhood attracted many prominent business, social, and political leaders. Nestled between Downtown and Midtown, Alkali Flat (bounded by the railroad tracks, 7th, I, and 12th streets) includes Greek Revival, Victorian, Italianate, Craftsman, Eastlake, Colonial, and Queen Anne style architecture, along with repurposed industrial buildings.
Named for the Alkali deposits that were left after flood waters receded (prior to the levees), the Alkali Flat neighborhood contains Sacramento’s first residential historic district to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1984). This tour emphasizes historic buildings, many of which are more than 100 years old. Additionally, the tour includes quality infill projects.
In conjunction with the home tour, there will be a free street fair with local artisans, nonprofit representatives, and musicians.
Note: To begin the tour, stop by the PS ticket booth at J. Neely Johnson Park (11th and F streets), to receive a program and a wristband—needed for entry into buildings on the tour.
Phone: (916) 457-5323