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Crosswalk at Ninth and K Streets
Clarence Burkett
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Sacramento Room Photographs
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A frenzied scene of pedestrian and automobile traffic clogs the intersection of Ninth and K Streets in this 1945 photograph. Between 1945 and 1946, total national retail income rose from 18.2 billion dollars to 19.8 billion dollars, and a bustling K Street – the primary business district of Sacramento –was to reflect as much. The sidewalk along both sides of K Street is lined with pedestrians, some of them servicemen. Businesses include the Owl Drug Company at 900 K Street, Moss women's clothing at 906 K Street, Wilson's Candy at 908 K Street, the Trianon Ballroom at 910 K Street, and the Fox Senator Theatre at 912 K Street. The theater’s marquee touts the 1945 movie "The Bells of St. Mary’s," starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Moving east, one can also see the Don Burton Shoe Salon at 914 K Street, the Capital Clothing Company at 916 K Street, Grayson's Women's Clothing at 918 K Street, the Walgreen Drug Company at 930 K Street, the Sacramento Hotel at 1107 Tenth Street, and Heeseman's Men's Clothing at 1022 K Street.
Street Scenes
Clothing Stores
Shoe Stores and Cobblers
Business Enterprises
Motion Picture Theaters
Hotels and Motels
Dance Halls
Sacramento Room Photograph Collection

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