Coolot Company Building

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Coolot Company Building
Coolot Building (Sacramento, CA).jpg
Coolot Company Building is located in Sacramento, California
Coolot Company Building
Coolot Company Building is located in California
Coolot Company Building
Coolot Company Building is located in the US
Coolot Company Building
Location 812 J St.,
Sacramento, California
Coordinates 38°34′51″N 121°29′41″W / 38.58083°N 121.49472°W / 38.58083; -121.49472Coordinates: 38°34′51″N 121°29′41″W / 38.58083°N 121.49472°W / 38.58083; -121.49472
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1920
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, California Arts and Crafts
NRHP reference # 78000742[1]
Added to NRHP September 20, 1978

The Coolot Company Building was a historic commercial building located at 812 J Street in Sacramento, California.

Description and history[edit]

The building was originally built in 1861 by Leland Stanford and he used one of the rooms as his office.[2][3] It was also a part of the underground tunnel system as a part of the raised level of buildings in Sacramento. Replete with 25 office suites in the early 1990s, the edifice was still in use while neighboring buildings had all been demolished.[3] After this point, the building itself was the subject of many fires during its years of vacancy.[4] While plans were considered to incorporate the facade of the old building with new construction planned at its site, one last fire seriously damaged it in 2003 and it was subsequently demolished.[4][5]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McManis, Sam (November 6, 2011). "Left in history's shadows". The Sacramento Bee. p. I1. 
  3. ^ a b Bernstein, Dan (February 27, 1992). "Struggling to Revive a Near-Dead City Block". The Sacramento Bee. p. A1. 
  4. ^ a b Bush, Mike (July 4, 2003). "Fire-racked Comstock Building will be razed". The Sacramento Bee. p. B2. 
  5. ^ Bizjak, Tony (May 6, 2000). "Apartment, Office Tower in Works for Ninth and J". The Sacramento Bee. p. A1. 

External links[edit]

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