Sacramento Old City Association

Please join us for a members only tour of the 16th Powerhouse by D&S Development on July 30th.  Please visit the member’s only tour page.  If you are not a member, you can join on or before the day of the tour!


The Sacramento Old City Association promotes preservation and enhancement of the quality of life for Sacramento’s residents, businesses, and visitors, working to Increase awareness of the irreplaceable historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City

Not a member yet? Want to renew?

Please click here and consider becoming a SOCA Member. 



The Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA) formed in 1972, when Sacramento residents banded together to form a downtown advocacy group to protect the city’s architectural charm and character. Since that time, SOCA has advocated on behalf of the city’s historic neighborhoods, commercial properties and civic landmarks to ensure Sacramento remains a cultural center for the region.

SOCA is an all volunteer organization, whose members devote their time to increasing public awareness of the irreplaceable historic and cultural resources of the city. Other activities include advocating policies that ensure a quality urban environment that is respectful of our historic buildings and traditional neighborhoods.




ALERT:  2131 H Street Posted by Housing and Dangerous Buildings

Housing and Dangerous Buildings has posted the home at 2131 H Street as an unsafe structure.  This action is likely to begin a process that will result in this beautiful landmark structure being demolished.  Loosing this building to demolition by neglect would be a great tragedy for Sacramento.  Please contact your city council member and demand that this house be saved.


Sacramento News and Review published THIS article about this home in 2012.

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Housing and Dangerous Buildings staff enforces City and State mandated codes relating to residential and commercial structures that are dangerous, substandard, blighted, or vacant. This division also enforces codes related to pests and mechanical noise through our environmental health section.

Building owners are legally required to maintain their property to the standards set forth in the City Housing and Dangerous Building Codes. If a structure is to remain vacant for more than one month, the owner is required to pay a monitoring fee to the City. In addition, fines may be levied if the property is not clean and secure.