Boulevard Park, Sacramento, California

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Boulevard Park
Boulevard Park, Sacramento, California is located in Sacramento, California
Boulevard Park, Sacramento, California
Location Midtown Sacramento, California
Coordinates 38°34′53″N 121°28′32″W / 38.58139°N 121.47556°W / 38.58139; -121.47556Coordinates: 38°34′53″N 121°28′32″W / 38.58139°N 121.47556°W / 38.58139; -121.47556
Architect Multiple
NRHP Reference # 11000705[1]
Added to NRHP October 16, 2011

Boulevard Park is a historic residential neighborhood located in Midtown Sacramento, California. It is also the Boulevard Park Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location[edit]

The Sacramento neighborhood's official borders are: E Street to the north; J Street to the south; 16th Street to the west; and 24th Street to the east.[2]

History[edit]

The new subdivision of Boulevard Park, the second subdivision after Oak Park but the first within city limits, was originally formed on what was previously the old state fairgrounds and its racetrack.[3][4] It was in 1905 that the land was sold to developers who converted the fairgrounds and divided the land into three subsections.

After World War II, many original homeowners of the subdivision sold their homes and moved into newer suburbs, altering the atmosphere of the neighborhood as some of the new landlords used the homes as boarding houses.[4] Urban renewal in the 1970s reclaimed the Boulevard Park area and homes were restored to their former architectural glory. Many are Historic district contributing properties.

Today the subdivision consists of about 300 buildings and it is the largest neighborhood in Sacramento on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Schools[edit]

Government[edit]

Boulevard Park is represented by the following government districts:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ City of Sacramento. City of Sacramento: Neighborhoods (Map) (November 2010 ed.). http://www.cityofsacramento.org/gis/documents/Neighborhoods_E.pdf. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  3. ^ a b Weiser, Matt (August 2, 2011). "Sacramento neighborhood considered for historic status". The Sacramento Bee. p. B3. 
  4. ^ a b Furillo, Andy (February 13, 1994). "URBAN GRACE IN BOULEVARD PARK - GENTRIFICATION, ACTIVISM HAVE HELPED REVIVE THE CAPITAL'S SECOND SUBURB". The Sacramento Bee. p. B1. 
  5. ^ "California's 6th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.