A historic neighborhood in one of California’s most historic cities – the Washington Historic District covers a large area just a few blocks northeast of downtown Sacramento and is where some of the oldest homes in the city can be found.

Founded in the 1870s by mostly working-class families, the majority of the homes in the neighborhood were built in the 60 years leading up through the early 1900s. They’re most recognizably characterized as high-basement buildings in a variety of architectural styles such as Italianate, Eastlake, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival.

Many of the homes have been recognized by the City of Sacramento for their age and have been categorized as “contributing resources” to the historic neighborhood. Among them is a two bedroom, one bathroom, approximately 700 square foot home located at 321 15th Street. It’s now on the market for $149,900 and listed with Victoria Leas of Coldwell Banker’s Sacramento Sierra Oaks office. It’s estimated that the home was built in 1895 by the current owner’s great-grandfather, making it one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood.

These historic gems don’t come on the market very often so when they do, it’s a great opportunity to own a part of Sacramento’s, and California’s, history.