SOCA Home Tour 2011
On Sunday, September 18, the Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA) presents its 36th annual tour of historic homes in Sacramento's central city. Each year, we offer an inside look into the beautiful and historic buildings that line Midtown and Downtown streets, and some of the newest infill development projects in the city. This year's tour of the Marshall School neighborhood, in the northeastern quarter of the central city between F and J Street, features seven homes in the Queen Anne, Craftsman and Neoclassic styles, and one fraternal organization, the Eastern Star Temple.
The tour starts at Marshall Park, at the corner of 27th and J Street. A street fair at the park features local contractors and artisans specializing in historic home rehab and remodeling, local businesses, artists and crafters displaying their wares, local nonprofits, advocacy and history organizations. Local musicians Tender Cinders, Garage Jazz Architects, The Freebadge Serenaders, and Emile Dalkey will perform in the park. Home Tour participants can show their tour wristband for a 15% discount in the restaurants of the nearby Sutter District. The tour costs $25 on the day of the event, or $20 in advance via www.brownpapertickets.com . The street fair is free.
Started in 1975, the SOCA Home Tour was created to showcase historic homes in neglected central city neighborhoods. Members showed off their home-repair projects and shared techniques, tools and advice. As these neighborhoods became the region's favorite destination for culture and entertainment, the home tour has grown into a celebration of central city life, including art, culture, business, entertainment, history, downtown living, and the irreplaceable beauty of Sacramento's historic neighborhoods. The tour is also a fundraiser that helps SOCA carry out its mission to preserve and enhance a high quality of life for Central City residents, businesses, working people and visitors.
If you pre-purchased your tickets online or at one of the brick and mortar locations, go the the will call area of the ticket booth to pick up your wristband (admission to the homes) and tour book that provide photos and detailed information about each of the buildings on the 2011 tour. The ticket booth is located in the Southwest corner of Marshall Park near the corner of 27th and J Streets.
Marshall Park (View)
27th & J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
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