Senator Garage celebrates 85 years

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.

[adrotate group=”7″]   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

 

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