Nov 252011
 

Senator Garage on C Street in West Sacramento: built 85 years ago

 NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 (published here with additional photos)

The historic Senator Garage building at 521 C Street in northern West Sacramento celebrated its 85th birthday on Oct. 1 with a party. The occasion was also used to re-dedicate a plaque commemorating a local courthouse “somewhere” near that site in the mid-1800s, before the local court was made obsolete (“stolen”) by Woodland.

  The community group “E Clampus Vitus” restored the plaque (which they first dedicated in 1970) after it was found discarded and abused, placing it into a new concrete mount – with a bottle of booze embedded into the concrete for good luck, or whatever.

  Info & photos courtesy of Louisa Vessell & Thom Lewis, West Sacramento Historical Society

Members of the E Clampus Vitus club in front of the newly remounted plaque commemorating the site of a 19th century local courthouse in West Sacramento

 

Roger Sornson, owner of the Senator Garage building

 

A bottle of gin went into the concrete pedestal of the courthouse plaque, for posterity

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright News-Ledger 2011

Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke