Tag Archives: Neighborhood stories

Extending the Reach of “House Talk”

We started with… We began with the simple idea of hosting a self-guided walking tour with signs in neighbor’s yards that told the story of their homes or their personal stories. We collaborated with our neighborhood library as a community … Continue reading

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Sharing our Lessons Learned

We learned a lot about what to do and what to do differently as we worked through this project with our neighbors and friends. Take a look at our nine tips to consider when planning for future community or street … Continue reading

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Advice for Your House Sign

If This House Could Talk Advice September 15 – October 14, 2012 Poverty Ridge, Newtown Booth and Alhambra Triangle Neighborhoods What happened in our neighborhoods, 2, 20 or 200 years ago? Residents, businesses and friends of the Ella K. McClatchy … Continue reading

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House Detective Resources

This sample list of resources is a place to start your detective work. Sacramento based resources  Sacramento Old City Cemetery Center for Sacramento History Sacramento County Library – Sacramento Room Other Resources A comprehensive online resource: ipl2 Special Collections: Guide … Continue reading

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Becoming a House Detective

Researching your house includes far more than what the walls can tell you. Look for these posts to enhance your detective skills. House Detective: Discovering the Story of Your House: Age, physical characteristics and architectural style, renovations, various functions of … Continue reading

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