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Boulevard Park
Location Midtown Sacramento, California
Architect Multiple
NRHP reference No. 11000705
Added to NRHP October 16, 2011

Boulevard Park is a historic residential neighborhood located in Sacramento, California. It is also the Boulevard Park Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location

This neighborhood's official borders are: E Street to the north; J Street to the south; 16th Street to the west; and 24th Street to the east.

History

The new subdivision of Boulevard Park, the second subdivision after Oak Park but the first within city limits, was originally formed on what was previously the old state fairgrounds and its racetrack. It was in 1905 that the land was sold to developers who converted the fairgrounds and divided the land into three subsections.

After World War II, many original homeowners of the subdivision sold their homes and moved into newer suburbs, altering the atmosphere of the neighborhood as some of the new landlords used the homes as boarding houses. Urban renewal in the 1970s reclaimed the Boulevard Park area and homes were restored to their former architectural glory. Many are Historic district contributing properties.

Today, the subdivision consists of about 300 buildings and it is the largest neighborhood in Sacramento on the National Register of Historic Places.

Schools

  • Elementary: Washington Elementary School, 520 18th Street

Government

Boulevard Park is represented by the following government districts:

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