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 US
Federal Building (Sacramento)
Location 801 I St., Sacramento, California
Coordinates 38°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
Area less than one acre
Built 1933
Architect Starks & Flanders
Architectural style French Renaissance Revival; Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals
NRHP Reference # 80000835[1]
Added to NRHP January 25, 1980

The Federal Building, formerly the U.S. Post Office, Courthouse and Federal Building, is located in Downtown Sacramento, California. It currently serves as a courthouse for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of 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
NHRP Plaque

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

It has served the United States District Court for the Northern District of California during 1933-1966 — and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California from 1966–present.

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 Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Viewpoints: Gem of a building deserves new life - History - The Sacramento Bee". 
  3. ^ "About - Nacht & Lewis". nachtlewis.com. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 

External links[edit]

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