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Mid-Century Modern Context And Survey Statement

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The City of Sacramento led a grant project to conduct a citywide survey and create a historic context statement for mid-century modern structures in the City of Sacramento. The project was made possible from over $66,000 in grant funding, with support from the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and matching funds from SacMod (Sacramento Modern), a local nonprofit.

A historical consulting team led by GEI Consulting conducted extensive evaluations of five properties, including Gunther’s Ice Cream, built in 1949. Sacramento's Mid-Century Modern structures were often designed by well-known architects such as Joseph Eichler, Stark Jozens & Nacht, Koblik & Fisher, Barovetto & Thomas, and Raymond Franceschi.

The historic context statement outlines the historical influences on Mid-Century Modern design in the city, highlights the work of local and regional architects, and serves as an educational and planning resource for these often-overlooked structures. The project will also aid City Preservation Staff in identifying potential historic resources.