Federal Building (Sacramento)

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U.S. Post Office, Courthouse and Federal Building, Sacramento
Sacramento Downtown Post Office and Federal Building 9th and I Streets.jpg
Sacramento Federal Building, 2012
Federal Building (Sacramento) is located in Sacramento, California
Federal Building (Sacramento)
Federal Building (Sacramento) is located in California
Federal Building (Sacramento)
Federal Building (Sacramento) is located in the United States
Federal Building (Sacramento)
Location801 I St.,
Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°34′57″N 121°29′37″W / 38.58250°N 121.49361°W / 38.58250; -121.49361Coordinates: 38°34′57″N 121°29′37″W / 38.58250°N 121.49361°W / 38.58250; -121.49361
Arealess than one acre
Built1933
ArchitectStarks & Flanders
Architectural styleFrench Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference #80000835[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 25, 1980

The Federal Building, formerly the U.S. Post Office, Courthouse and Federal Building, is located in Downtown Sacramento, California.

History[edit]

The Federal Building was designed by the local firm Starks and Flanders, who also designed the Elks Tower, the Alhambra Theatre, and the C. K. McClatchy High School.[2] It reflects several early 20th Century Revival architectural styles, including Neoclassical, and especially a simplified Renaissance Revival style from the original French Renaissance architecture era. Construction was completed in 1933. The legacy firm of Starks and Flanders is Nacht & Lewis Architects which is still operating in Sacramento.[3]

Uses[edit]

1938 view, looking southwest from 9th street
NRHP Plaque

The building has served historically as a courthouse, a post office, and a government office building.

It previously served the United States District Court for the Northern District of California until the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California was created in 1966.

The post office moved to 560 J Street on July 31, 2012.[2]

Landmark[edit]

The 'Federal Building' was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Viewpoints: Gem of a building deserves new life - History - The Sacramento Bee". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  3. ^ "About - Nacht & Lewis". nachtlewis.com. Retrieved 2016-08-10.

External links[edit]

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