Neighborhood History

“Some day Colonial Heights may exist only as a memory in the minds of those who have lived there long enough to remember when it was a separate community, and not a part of greater South Sacramento. Or it might become a section of Sacramento itself, enjoying the benefits of city government, and carrying the load of city taxation. Or it might burst forth in a fever of organization and activity and become the city of Colonial Heights, casting off its status as suburb just outside the city limits.” – The Sacramento Union – Sunday Morning – October – Boruff Smith

Take a look at articles featuring Colonial Heights that date back to the founding of our neighborhood in 1910.

Flyer from the grand opening of our neighborhood on May 11th
Flyer from the grand opening of our neighborhood on May 11th
Sacramento Union Article
Sacramento Union article discussing annexation. October 25, 1942
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Look Sharp – There’s Colonial Heights – Sacramento Union – September 13, 1959
Transportation Improvement
Transportation and improvements from a history book.
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Sacramento Union article discussing annexation. October 25, 1942
Palmy Days
The Palmy Days Remain – The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee Traction Line
Traction Line will Run Through Cars – Sacramento Bee – SEptember 12 ,1914
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Street Smarts – San Francisco Blvd. “Sacramento’s best streets beckon like gems, offering beauty, comfort, security and community. September 4, 1994 Sacramento Bee
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Old Roemer map 1910
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The San Born maps show what the street names were before annexation into the city.