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Old Town Auburn is an interesting diversion and worth a hour or two to explore. There are a few interesting buildings to walk and stores to explore. Sacramento Street runs roughly north and south and is the main street on which most of the Old Auburn businesses are. Most of these businesses either have a red brick or wooden painted red finish. According to one local source after major fires in 1855 and 1857, Auburn went from wood to brick construction. A couple of the streets that intersect Sacramento are a little steep such as Lincoln but shouldn't present a challenge to walk.
An interesting tidbit on Auburn is that it has the oldest continually operating post office in California. Now called Station B it is located in Old Town on the corner of Sacramento Street. Going inside the post office you feel like you are in a turn of the century small bank (see picture)
There is also an interesting old fire station that dates back to 1852 when it was built by community volunteers. It remained part of the fire department until 1954 and was moved to its current location in the 1960's.
If you walk south on Sacramento Street up the hill you will see many private residences that were built in the late 19th century. One home worth noting is a restored home that housed many chinese laborers working in the mines.
Turning up Lincoln off of Sacramento Street you will see on the left hand side a gorgeous white older colonial looking that is now a law office. (See picture below). The fence on this home is original dating back to the late 1800's.
Address: Sacramento and Lincoln Streets Auburn
Directions: Coming from Interstate 80 eastbound, take the Auburn/Maple Street exit. Go past the Placer County Courthouse and turn right on Lincoln Way. Park on Lincoln Way or go down to Sacramento St. to the main part of Old Town is. Most parking is free for 3 hours.
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