The Capital City Preservation Trust felt that the SMUD building was worthy of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places and contracted with architectural historian Carol Roland who did the research and wrote the nomination. SMUD administration agreed for the Trust to proceed. The Capital City Preservation Trust is an off-shoot of the Sacramento Old City Association. The Trust is responsible for the photos and descriptions of the National Register properties in Sacramento County which you can see by clicking on “National Register” at the top of this page. The Trust has given awards the past three years to restoration projects nominated by Sacramento City Council Members.
Below is the article from the Sacramento Bee about the three local nominations
Three Sacramento-area properties were recommended for special historical status Friday by the State Historic Resources Commission.
The Portuguese Club in Rio Vista was named a California Point of Historical Interest.
It has been in continuous use as a social hall since 1928, and is described as “one of the most important centers of social life for residents of the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region.” The designation takes effect immediately.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District headquarters at 6201 S St. was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. Designed in 1959, it was recognized as a “virtually pristine example of the International/Miesian style of post-WWII Modernism in Sacramento.”
The Fiddyment Ranch Complex in Roseville, also nominated for the National Register, contains a Neo-Classical ranch house, three 1879 brick structures, and archaeological deposits associated with farming by three generations from 1879 to 2004.
The national designations must still be approved by the National Park Service, a process expected to take several months.