Thesis

Sutterville : the unsuccessful attempt to establish a town safe from floods

For many years a two story, red brick building, popularly called the brewery, stood on Sutterville Road in Sacramento. Shortly before its destruction in 1955, the building was boarded up to prevent continued destruction by those who were coming in increasing numbers to visit the park and zoo just across the street. Curiosity as to the history of the building was unsatisfied because of a general lack of knowledge. It was the purpose of this paper to study the events which led to the establishment of this red brick building. Investigation has shown it was a part or the last serious attempt to build a city in that area. The object of this paper is to present the reasons for choosing this area for a town site, description of the efforts to build a town, explanation of the failure or the town, and a brief sketch of the history of the brewery building that was on Sutterville Road.

Thesis (M.A., History)--California State University, Sacramento, 1958.

For many years a two story, red brick building, popularly called the brewery, stood on Sutterville Road in Sacramento. Shortly before its destruction in 1955, the building was boarded up to prevent continued destruction by those who were coming in increasing numbers to visit the park and zoo just across the street. Curiosity as to the history of the building was unsatisfied because of a general lack of knowledge. It was the purpose of this paper to study the events which led to the establishment of this red brick building. Investigation has shown it was a part or the last serious attempt to build a city in that area. The object of this paper is to present the reasons for choosing this area for a town site, description of the efforts to build a town, explanation of the failure or the town, and a brief sketch of the history of the brewery building that was on Sutterville Road.

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