Old Tavern (Sacramento, California)

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Old Tavern
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Old Tavern (Sacramento, California) is located in Sacramento, California
Old Tavern (Sacramento, California)
Old Tavern (Sacramento, California) is located in California
Old Tavern (Sacramento, California)
Old Tavern (Sacramento, California) is located in the United States
Old Tavern (Sacramento, California)
Location2801 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, California
Coordinates38°34′15″N 121°28′9″W / 38.57083°N 121.46917°W / 38.57083; -121.46917Coordinates: 38°34′15″N 121°28′9″W / 38.57083°N 121.46917°W / 38.57083; -121.46917
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built byMadden, M.
Architectural styleTudor Revival architecture
NRHP reference #83001225[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1983

The Old Tavern (also known as the Sacramento Brewery) is a historic building listed on the National Register of Historic Places located in Sacramento, California.[2]

The first structure on the site of the Old Tavern, likely used for storage, was built by John Sutter after he constructed Sutter's Fort across the street. This edifice was expanded in the early 1850s when a Philip Scheld turned it into a two-story building and founded Scheld's Sacramento Brewery. Additional floors and buildings were added to the estate over the years as it was used for various business including a speakeasy, apartments, and a data-processing center.[3]

During its time as a tavern, the site was a widely known landmark and a frequent stopping spot for stagecoaches on their way to downtown Sacramento.[4]

The building was renovated in the mid to late 1980s to allow for an Italian restaurant to occupy the original tavern section and medical offices for other parts of the building.[3]

It is rumored, with at least one historian agreeing, that in the 19th century there was a brothel upstairs frequented by Sacramento pioneers.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Sacramento Brewery" (pdf). National Park Service. 1982. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) "Accompanying 58 photos" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory.
  3. ^ a b c Beach Smith, Patricia (6 March 1986). "NEW FACES, OLD PLACES. PRESERVATIONISTS LET HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF". Sacramento Bee. p. S06.
  4. ^ German, Art (15 June 1995). "CAPITOL AVENUE OFFERS HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - CHANGES WON'T DIM LANDMARKS OF CITY'S PAST". Sacramento Bee. p. N3A.
  5. ^ Gilliam, Stan (25 July 1985). "DOWN AT THE OLD TAVERN". Sacramento Bee. p. SC1.