AKA: Blue Anchor Building, Central Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - commercial buildings

Designers: Starks and Flanders, Architects (firm); Edward Francis Flanders (architect); Leonard Frank Starks (architect)

Dates: constructed 1931-1932

2 stories

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1400 10th St.
Central Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95814-5502

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This building housed the California Fruit Exchange, a cooperative marketing group founded in 1901 to represent growers of deciduous fruits in the state, from its opening in 1932 until 1966. The building was composed of steel and concrete with a stucco exterior layer. A round tower, slightly taller than the rest of the two-story, L-shaped building, stood on the southwest corner of N and 10th Streets. The east of the building faced 10th, the north on N.

Building Notes

A Spanish Colonial Revival Style building, the Blue Anchor Building, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, level of significance: State.

A number of characteristics mark this building as Spanish Colonial, including its low-pitched Spanish tile roof, stucco walls, faux balonies on the corner turret and north wall, and its Spanish Baroque star windows illuminating the turret's upper walls.

National Register of Historic Places: 83001224 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 7785