SOCA Midtown Home Tour 2014
SOCA Historic Home Tour 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sacramento Old City Association’s 2014 Historic Home Tour focuses on the northern end of Midtown Sacramento. Ranging from J Street to N Street north to south, 20th Street to 28th Street east to west, this neighborhood is known for its architectural diversity. Ranging from 21st century infill to the oldest building in Sacramento, Midtown is a true mixed-use neighborhood, combining stunning historic architecture, a lively arts community, a diverse residential neighborhood, and an active business district.
The Home Tour provides a guided tour through historic Midtown homes, where you can see how the architectural treasures of the city have been lovingly restored and maintained for contemporary use. The tour is self-guided; once you pick up your tour brochure and bracelet from the street fair at 2015 K Street (the parking lot in between 20th and 21st Street on the north side of K), you can visit the homes at your leisure in whatever order you prefer. The brochure also includes information about nearby places to eat, drink or shop.
Performers at the street fair will be:
Noon Julie Bruce
1 pm the Clutter Family Singers
2 pm Liz Sivell
3 pm Mike Diaz
The tour starts in between 20th and 21st on K Street–look for the street fair just east of the “Sidetraxx” nightclub building. The ticket booth on K Street will issue the wristband and tour brochure that guides you to each house (the wristband gets you in the door.) Tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $30.
Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase tickets in advance for the 2014 Home Tour!
Tickets can also be purchased in person by visiting the following locations:
Midtown Business Association, 919 20th Street
Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street
Mixed Bag, 2405 K Street
57th Street Antique Mall, 875 57th St.
Avid Reader, 1600 Broadway
Collected Works, 4524 Freeport Boulevard
Limited free parking for those attending the Home Tour is available in the parking structure on L Street between 20th and 21st Street; enter via 20th Street near the alley between K and L Street, on L Street between 20th and 21st Street, or use the lot at the northwest corner of 21st and L Street. Keep an eye out for the “Rooftop Alliance” rooftop park on the second story of the parking garage!
If both lots are full, parking is available at the East End Garage, on 18th Street between L and Capitol; parking costs $2 all day. Free valet bicycle parking is available, courtesy of SABA.
This year’s tour features private residences with unique histories, the Kennedy Gallery Art Center, the Amber House Bed and Breakfast, and Sutter’s Fort (with the oldest building in Sacramento). Portions of a two-story adobe building, in which John Sutter resided, that normally are not accessible to the public will be open to tour-goers.
Limited free parking will be available at the two-story structure on 20th Street between K and L Streets. For $2, one can park for the day at the Sacramento East End Parking, 1150 17th Street. A monitored bicycle corral will be available at no cost to tour goers.