E.A. Corum & Sons
The Mansion Inn at 700 16th Street, completed in 1958 for E.A. Corum & Sons, consists of garden courtyards, pools, fountains, lavish plantings, and a greenhouse/lounge area.
It occupies the city block by G, H, 15th & 16th Streets in downtown Sacramento. The site was acquired parcel by parcel over a 10 year period. The original Mansion Inn housed 51 hotel units, a small restaurant and bar, and included a live-in manager’s apartment. The live-in manager’s apartment was converted in 1959 to a small cocktail lounge and the original bar was converted to additional restaurant seating. The courtyard design was an innovative concept at the time. The restaurant became a popular dining-out place for locals who enjoyed the view of the courtyard.
Received the AIACV Honor Award, 1959; California Governor’s Design Award, Certificate of Excellence, and the AIACV Citation Award for the lobby expansion in 1976.
Read more about the history of this unique Sacramento gathering spot on our blog post “Ronald Reagan Slept Here”. And see our concept renderings for a revitalization of the building, returning it to the place for people to stay and be seen.
1981, ASLA California Sierra
Special Merit Award
1977, AIA Central Valley
Craftsmanship Award—Stained Glass
1976, AIA Central Valley
Citation Award—Lobby Expansion
1966, Governor's Design Awards
Certificate of Excellence—Urban Buildings
1966, Architectural Record Magazine
August Feature, "Inn at City Crossroads"
1959, AIA Central Valley