Sacramento Considering Designating Historic Landmarks


STUDIOS OUT OF HIS DISTRICT. THEY CLAIM IT WAS A SEX CLUB. GUNTHER’S ICE CREAM SHOP IS UP FOR A NEW TITLE. A HISTORICAL LANDMARK. SOMEONE MIGHT LOOK AT THIS AND SAY IT IS UGLY. I THINK THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE FOR SOME OF THESE BUILDINGS IN THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITY. GUNTHER’S JOINS A LIST OF PLACES IN SACRAMENTO THAT CAN SOON BE ON THE REGISTER OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS. WE TOOK A TRIP THROUGHOUT THE CITY TODAY AND MacY JOINS US LIVE IN DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO TODAY. Reporter: THE CITY AND HAS GOTTEN THIS LIST DOWN FROM 20 TWO JUST FOR SPOTS OF FOR DISCUSSION. WHETHER OR NOT THESE ICONIC LOCATIONS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS LANDMARKS. FOR MANY OF US, THAT IS HOW WE SEE THEM. A CLASSIC CONE AT GUNTHER’S ICE CREAM SHOP. 78 YEARS IN CURTIS PARK. I HAVE NEVER BEEN HERE. Reporter: IS HE KIDDING? IT IS A LANDMARK. Reporter: THE CITY OF SACRAMENTO WAS TO MAKE THAT OFFICIAL AND PUT GUNTHER’S ON THE SACRAMENTO REGISTER OF CULTURAL RESOURCES. IT IS A WELL-DESERVED TITLE FOR THEM. IT REPRESENTS A 1950s AMERICA THAT IS SPECIAL TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. Reporter: THE ICONIC SHOP IS NOT ALONE. THE ART CENTER IS ALSO UP FOR DESIGNATION IN McKINLEY PARK. I HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH IT FOR 40 YEARS NOW. IT IS CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE. Reporter: SO IS THIS ROUND CHASE BANK ON FRANKLIN BOULEVARD. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE ARCHITECTURE HAS A LOT OF SIGNIFICANCE. Reporter: WHAT DO THESE FOUR SPOTS HAVE IN COMMON? A LOT OF THIS IS OUR HISTORY. IT IS PART OF THE LEGACY WE LEAVE TO OUR CHILDREN. Reporter: THE VICE MAYOR SAYS THEY EACH REFLECT THE MIDCENTURY ERA. DESIGNATING THEM AS LANDMARKS GIVES THEM PROTECTIONS. IF APPROVED, THE FOUR LOCATIONS WILL JOIN PLACES LIKE THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION AND CREST THEATER ON THE LIST OF PROTECTED LANDMARKS. YOU THINK GUNTHER’S STACKS UP TO ALL OF THOSE PLACES? UNDOUBTEDLY. Reporter: THE CITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS ALL OF THOSE LOCATIONS AT TOMORROW’S MEETING. I LOVE REPORTER INVOLVEMENT. I GOT MY SAMPLES AT GUNTHER’S TO INVESTIGATE.

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