Boitano House

If you’ve been dreaming of a close up of my tiny rice teeth in front of a 1923 English Tudor Revival home, today is when all your Christmas wishes come true!

With only a single front door, this home looks like a single family, but was actually created as a duplex in East Sacramento, California.

Sacramento restauranteur and bar operator Fred Boitano was its original owner. At the time he bought the house, he owned a Prohibition soft drink bar. Boitano was the proud recipient of California’s first post-Prohibition liquor license.

Boitano retired in 1940, selling his J Street bar to Ray Macchiavelli, who changed its name to Macchiavelli’s Boitano’s Restaurant and Bar.

Boitano was also director of the California National Bank and the Capital Building and Loan Association. He lived in this house until 1929, then moved down the street, where he lived until his death in 1947. He was 76.

This house is on the Sacramento Register of Cultural and Historic Places.

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