Copyright 2007-2017

Parade of Homes Model : 1955 x

2182 56th ave, Sacramento, CA

LOST TO FIRE
Original house burned down twice(!) due to extremely unfortunate events with matches.
Replaced with another house in 1992.

The Blomberg Model Home

This special home was featured (along with Jones and Emmons' Eichler Homes) by the Basalt Rock Company in their 1956 Basalite sales brochure that went out to AIA members. Thank you to the staff at UCLA Special Collections for providing these wonderful images from A.I.A File 10-C 1956!

Also, a special thank you to David Orr of Golf Course Terrace Neighborhood Association for sharing scans of the 1955 Parade of Homes Booklet where this home originally appeared!

And finally, thank you to Zann Gates for digging up the building permit confirming the address.

Cover from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Spread from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from AIA File No. 10-6 "Basalite" - 1956 courtesy UCLA Special Collections

Image from the Sacramento Bee, 1955

Original 1955 Parade of Homes program guide via instagram user atomicgcten

Rendering from the 1955 Parade of Homes program guide via instagram user atomicgcten

Floor plan from the 1955 Parade of Homes program guide via instagram user atomicgcten

"Outstanding Features" from the 1955 Parade of Homes program guide via instagram user atomicgcten

Building permit

Aerial View, with the Sparks and Thaden model with white roof