News: Local history

A collection of posts that shed a light on the city of Davis, California and the surrounding areas.
This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Ukiah, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1949. Did you ever attend a movie at the Ukiah Theatre? If so, please share your memories with us. ...
May 8, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Our previous Then & Now feature found us at the corner of 2nd & G Streets in Davis. Traveling further east on 2nd Street, we’ll come to our next location in the series. The Southern Pacific Depot, located at 840 2nd Street, was constructed in 1913. The station serves ...
April 21, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Marysville, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1945. Did you ever attend a movie at the State Theatre? If so, please share your memories with us. ...
March 13, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Can you venture a guess as to the location of this building? This installment of Then & Now takes us further east on 2nd Street to the northwest corner of 2nd & G Streets in Davis. John B. Anderson, Mayor of Davis in 1917, financed the construction of this ...
February 24, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
This installment of our Then & Now series takes us to an off campus location, the Varsity Theatre. The reinforced concrete building located at 616 2nd Street in Davis first opened on June 9, 1950 as the Varsity Movie Theater. It is one of two examples of Streamline Moderne ...
February 12, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the route of the Lincoln Highway. Did you know that the Lincoln Highway traveled through Davis? The highway entered Davis on Olive Drive, turned right onto Richards Boulevard, left onto First Street and and right on B Street. At the ...
October 31, 2013 • Sara Gunasekara