Honoring Iconic Sacramento Businesses
October 6, 5pm - 7pm, Sacramento History Museum, 101 I Street, Sacramento
Hosted by the Sacramento History Alliance, The Burnett Awards is a benefit for the Sacramento History Museum, and the events and interpretive programs it conducts in Old Sacramento. This year we honor the following businesses:
Arareity Jewelers, a custom designed jewelry and art glass gallery based in the Arthouse at 10th and R streets. Carole Koblik opened the shop in March 1974, as part of the newly preserved “The Building” featuring the Fox & Goose restaurant and many other art-based businesses, revitalizing the R Street Corridor to the unique and historic area it is today.
Julius Clothing, on Pavilions Lane, is a clothier with a long Sacramento tradition. Celebrating its
100th anniversary this year, it was opened by haberdasher Julius Anapolsky on K Street, as an exclusive men’s shop, expanding to women’s fashions in 1977. Still operated by the Anapolsky family, it is a staple for the region’s high-end fashion.
Lionakis, founded over 110 years ago by California’s first state architect, George Sellon. It is a multi-discipline firm specializing in architectural, structural Engineering, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, and Master Planning for commercial, education, civic and health care clients throughout California and Hawaii.
Osaka-Ya, the historic confections shop and bakery at 10th and V Streets, has been a staple for snow cones, fruit freezes, root beer floats, manju and mochi since Kenji Nakatani and wife Asako Sato established it in 1963. Still in the family, it is one of only three remaining Japanese manju shops in Northern California.
Tower Theatre has remained one of the capital’s historic landmarks since construction in 1938 at Broadway and 16th Streets. Designed in the Streamline Moderne Style by California theater architect William B. David for Joseph Blumenfeld and his family, it is the oldest continuously operating film theater in Sacramento.
Our Community Partner Award is presented to The Sacramento Public Library, established as the Sacramento Free Public Library on June 14, 1879, with a collection of around 6,000 volumes to serve a city of 21,000. It now houses over 2,000,000 items, provides digital access to all its customers, hosts hundreds of events a year for children, teens and adults and has twenty-eight branches throughout the county.