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Old Sacramento Firehouse Alley
Old Sacramento State Historic Park, California

Firehouse Alley, unlike the main streets in Old Sacramento, is still at the original ground level, with ramps at the end of each block up to the new flood-proof street level.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park

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Park below street level in Old Sacramento

Park below street level in Old Sacramento

This small park demonstrates how the street level in Sacramento was raised by one story to escape flooding. Some buildings were physically raised, others simply converted the first floor to a basement and the second to the main entrance.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento, California

Date photographed: May 11, 2016

Firehouse Alley in Old Sacramento

Firehouse Alley in Old Sacramento

Between Front and Second Streets, Firehouse Alley runs at the old street level.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento, California

Date photographed: May 11, 2016

Firehouse Restaurant patio

Firehouse Restaurant patio

The Firehouse restaurant is entered through the historic Engine Company No 3 building on Second Street, but its courtyard dining area is one story below, in a walled garden on Firehouse Alley.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Sacramento, California

Date photographed: May 11, 2016

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