Sacramento’s enduring gem: the Lady Adams stands tall

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The title of the “oldest building” in Sacramento goes to the Lady Adams Building, within the historic Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Built in 1852 for $29,000 (around $1 million today), the sturdy structure served as a store and office Originally constructed by German immigrants who named it after their ship, it played a key role in Sacramento’s bustling commercial scene during the Gold Rush era. This brick building was the only building to survive the great fire of 1852.

Today, the preserved Lady Adams Building is a California Historical Landmark, showcasing Sacramento’s early commercial endeavors and 18th-century life.

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