Boulevard Park, Sacramento, California
|Location||Midtown Sacramento, California|
|NRHP Reference #||11000705|
|Added to NRHP||October 16, 2011|
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.
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. 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. 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.
- Elementary: Washington Elementary School, 520 18th Street
- High School: C.K. McClatchy High School, 3066 Highway 160 (Freeport Boulevard)
- High School: Sacramento High School, 2315 34th Street
Boulevard Park is represented by the following government districts:
- Sacramento City Council: Sacramento City District 3
- Sacramento County Board of Supervisors: Sacramento County District 1
- California State Legislature: 9th Assembly District; 6th Senate District
- United States House of Representatives: California's 6th congressional district, represented by Democrat Doris Matsui.
- History of Sacramento, California
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Sacramento County, California
- California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County, California
- Index: Historic districts in California
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- City of Sacramento. City of Sacramento: Neighborhoods (Map) (November 2010 ed.). http://www.cityofsacramento.org/gis/documents/Neighborhoods_E.pdf. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
- Weiser, Matt (August 2, 2011). "Sacramento neighborhood considered for historic status". The Sacramento Bee. p. B3.
- 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.
- "California's 6th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.