Sacramento’s R Street: Past, Present, and Future

AIA Central Valley

Back Event Oct 11, 2020 @ 1 pm

Overview: Historian William Burg will present the story of R Street’s past, present, and future, combining historic photos from the Center for Sacramento History and other collections with the surprising stories behind the photos. 

Explore the eras of R Street, from its early days as Gold Rush transportation hub, its later days as an industrial corridor, its important role in Sacramento arts and counterculture, and its contemporary place as a historic district and mixed-use corridor. The presentation will conclude with an invitation to take a self-guided tour along R Street at your own pace. 

Tour guide William Burg has over a decade of experience in research and rehabilitation of historic buildings, and has written seven books about Sacramento’s history.

Zoom link will be provided to registered participants.

The event will be recorded and available to the public on the Chapter’s Vimeo afterwards.

Cost: $5 + optional donation to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services:


Sponsors: Comstock’s Magazine, Fulcrum Properties, Lionakis, Milgard Windows & Doors, SMUD, US CAD, and Cosentino

Experience Architecture is a public-outreach event designed by AIA Central Valley to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.

This year’s event runs October 6-11, 2020. Find out more and see other events at