Locke Historic District

Bounded on the W by the Sacramento River, on the N by Locke Rd., on the E by Alley St., and on the S by Levee St., Locke, California

Photos 

Town of Locke

1. OVERALL VIEW LOOKING WEST TOWARD BOAT HOUSE FROM ROOF OF CHRISTIAN CENTER ON KEY STREET

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

It is a town of frame structures built by Chinese immigrants carpenters and Caucasian carpenters between 1912 and 1922. The Chinese came to America in the 1850s during the Gold Rush and in the 1860s and 1870s labored on the railroads. They were then diverted to farm labor, and contributed to the development of California agriculture. The Sacramento-San Joaquin delta consisted of large ranches which grew wheat, and when mechanized, allowed the farms to specialize in vegetable and fruit crops... -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS CA-2071)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1971
Reference number
71000174
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Other architectural type; Woodcutters' Gothic
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Asian; Architecture; Social History
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Restaurant; Business; Multiple dwelling; Single dwelling
Current functions
Restaurant; Business; Multiple dwelling; Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1900-1924
Significant year
1915
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 53
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 2
Non-contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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