Sacramento Art Deco Society


Our Preservation Effortsl-architecture

SADS is a member of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS). We participate in projects supporting the preservation of 1920s-1940s buildings in Sacramento and the surrounding area. SADS presents Preservation Awards to deserving person(s) and/or agencies.

Preservation Nomination

SADS Preservation Awards   (by year)

Sea Miller Preservation Award 2013

2013 - Sea Miller for her 10 year contribution as SADS’ Graphic Designer, principally responsible for the impressive look-and-feel of the Society’s quarterly publication, The Moderne Times.  Sea also created much of SADS’ visual material, including our logo, pamphlets, banners, invitations, signage and much more.  Often a SADS Event photographer, Sea’s quality content forged a market worthy brand for the organization.



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Award EastLawn Recipient2012 – East Lawn Memorial Park for the sensitive restoration of their 1926 main building, a Sacramento landmark.  The building is a mix of classical features with a stepped Art Deco achitectural style.
Location:  43rd and Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA


Award Randy Juster 2012 Randy Juster Presentation


Randy Juster for his outstanding efforts to educate, promote and preserve Art Deco through photographic documentation and presentations.  For capturing with his camera a photographic journal or record of architecture and related artifacts of the Art Deco era.

Citizens HotelCitizen's Hotel Awardee


Cal West Partners, L.P. for their 2008 restoration of the California Western Life Building to its present use as The Citizen Hotel.  Built in 1926, the historic Cal-West Building was designed by George Sellon, California’s first state architect.
Location:  926 J Street, Sacramento, CA


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John Wurster (owner), Ken Fahn and Mark Cordano (developers) – for preserving the historic Gladding McBean Art Deco clay tiles and terra cotta columns of the historic 1929 Firestone Building.
Location: 16th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA




The City of Roseville for the preservation of Art Deco theatres on Vernon Street.
Location:  Roseville Theatre (1926) 241 Vernon Street and Tower Theatre (1941) 417 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA









Nick Langdon for keeping alive and preserving silent and early movies. Location:  Sacramento, CA



City of Sacramento and the Winn Park-Capitol Ave. Neighborhood Association and Steve Cohn – City Council Member, for the restoration of the Central Alarm Station System Building, which was constructed in 1937 under the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and incorporates the Streamline details typical of this era.
Location: Winn Park – between 27th & 28th & P & Q Streets, Sacramento, CA

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CADA (Capital Area Development Authority) for rehabilitating and relocating the Au-Corda apartment building.
New Building Location:  17th and N Streets, Sacramento, CA

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California Restaurant Association and Robert Finley for the outstanding rehabilitation of the fabulous 1938 Art Deco/Moderne style American Trust Building.
Historic Building Location: 10th and J Streets, Sacramento, CA




Forum Building




William J. Robbins and Monica Robbins for the outstanding rehabilitation of the magnificent Art Deco Forum Building.
Historic Building Location: 1107 9th Street, Sacramento, CA







Doris Easley




Doris Easley for continuing professional efforts, unique talent, and dedication to the restoration and preservation of vintage fashion and textiles.
Location:  Doris Easley Textile Restoration, Roseville, CA


Dusenberg Museum, Indiana


Towe Auto Museum (now the California Automobile Museum) and Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum for their dedication to automotive legacy and heritage.
Location:  2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA,
Location:  1500 S. Wayne Street, Auburn, IN,

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Ron Manwill Award 1999


Ron Manwill for his diligent efforts to save the Chico Senator Theatre from defacement.  Architect: Timothy L. Pflueger.  Opening date: April 21, 1927
Location:  517 Main Street, Chico, CA


The Ryde Hotel’s owners, Cathy Hartrich and Jan LeRoy, for restoring the beautiful 1920s Ryde Hotel with sensitivity and dramatic Art Deco flair.
Location:  14340 Highway 160, Walnut Grove, CA,

FirehouseLana Paulhamas Award 1998


Lana Paulhamas for her dedication and efforts in saving the historic West Sacramento Washington Fire Dept Firehouse from demolition and her continuing commitment to preservation.
Historic building location: 317 3rd St Broderick, West Sacramento, CA


Memorial Auditorium

 Richard LaVoie Award 1997


Richard LaVoie for his involvement in the re-opening of the 1927 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. Location:  1515 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Preservation Awards 1996 - Devine




Presented to the family of Harry Devine, Sr, architect of the Clunie Memorial Clubhouse in McKinley Park.  In recognition of his tremendous contribution to Sacramento Art Deco architecture.
Location:   601 Alhambra Blvd, McKinley Park, Sacramento, CA

Preservation Awards 1996 - Friends




Ben Firschein accepted on behalf of the McKinley Friends of the Library for supporting Sacramento’s Art Deco heritage. 

Their sponsorship of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the McKinley Library called attention to the newly refurbished building.
Location:   601 Alhambra Blvd, McKinley Park, Sacramento, CA

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Lee House. 

Builder: Lawrence & McCarthy.
Location: 2131 17th Street, Sacramento, CA

Mulcahay Building in Woodland1993

Manuel Arteche III for his renovation of the Maulcahay Building.
Location: 443 First Street, Woodland, CA

Colonial Theatre



Matias Bombal for his preservation efforts at the Colonial Theatre.   Architect: Herbert E. Goodpastor. Opening date: June 7, 1940
Location: 3522 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA




Annette Deglow for her preservation efforts to save the Deco district that includes the Gym and Auditorium at Sacramento City College.
Location: 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA