Home Tour

Midtown J Street Corridor 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, a neighborhood known unofficially as “Lavender Heights” since the early 1980s. Centered on the commercial streets of J, K and L Street west of the Western Pacific railroad tracks between 19th and 20th Street, running east to Sutter’s Fort, the oldest building in Sacramento, Lavender Heights is a true mixed-use neighborhood, combining stunning historic homes, a lively arts community, 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 20th and J Street, you can visit the homes at your leisure in whatever order you prefer. The brochure also includes information about places in Midtown’s Lavender Heights neighborhood to eat, drink or shop.

The tour starts at the Midtown Farmer’s Market, 2020 J Street, in between 20th and 21st on J Street. The ticket booth on J Street will issue the wristband and tour brochure that guides you to each house (the wristband gets you in the door.) Advanced ticket sales will become available online on May 1, 2014.

Visit Brown Paper Tickets to purchase tickets in advance for the 2014 Home Tour!


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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.

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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.2131 N St_reduced file