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Among the treasures: Firehouse No. 3, built in 1853, a replica of the city's first schoolhouse, built in 1849 (but destroyed by fire), and the B.F. Hastings Building, built in 1853. The Hastings building was an endpoint of the Pony Express and housed the California Supreme Court at one time. It is now home to the Visitor Center and the Wells Fargo History Museum. Look for living history re-enactors in period dress as you walk the streets of Old Sacramento. The State Capitol is one of the most beautiful in the country,
If you like angles, lines, and modernity, check out the Bateson Buidling on 1600 9th Street. Built in 1977 and designed by ecologically-senstive architect Sim van der Ryn, the Bateson Building houses Sacramento's government offices. An interesting feature (not seen) that reflects the designer's environmental concern is the building's energy-conserving mass storage, night flushing, passive cooling system.