Circa 1964 photo of Capitol Towers and Garden Apartments by Sirlin Studios
Source: Center for Sacramento History. James Henley Collection. Photo by Sirlin Studios, circa 1964.
The modest, stucco-clad, deep-eave low-rise garden apartment buildings, consisting of staggered unit modules to prevent monotonous linear blocks, fan across the superblock site and shape exterior spaces such as landscaped courts, pedestrian walkways, and surface parking lots. The horizontality of the garden apartment buildings also complements the concrete and glass high-rise building on-site and those on adjacent properties in a dynamic interplay between well-scaled horizontal and vertical elements.
This is one of several historic images in this online album of Capitol Towers and Garden Apartments (now Capitol Towers and Villas), a beautiful and functional mid-20th century historic neighborhood threatened by demolition by an investment group.
For more information, visit sacmod.org/preservation/capitol-tower-sacramento-commons/