Meeting Time: February 17, 2021 at 5:30pm PST

Agenda Item

3. Title: Ordinance Listing the Nathaniel Colley Residence as a Landmark on the Sacramento Register of Historic & Cultural Resources (M20-003) (File 2020-01541)

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    Gretchen Steinberg almost 3 years ago

    Speaking on behalf of Preservation Sacramento and SacMod, we support this listing to the Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources. Nathaniel Colley is recognized for his life-long contributions to end racial segregation and discrimination. These contributions are well-documented and recognized in other designated sites, such as the New Helvetia Historic District located at Broadway and Muir Way—and Nathaniel Colley’s law office located at 1810 S Street. During the time the Colley family resided at 5441 Pleasant Drive, Nathaniel Colley was involved in some of the most important landmark legal and policy changes regarding fair housing and employment. Also during this time, Colley served as legal counsel for the NAACP. The residence was also the hub for other family members' civic engagement and hosting important guests. We agree that the home is eligible for its association with Nathaniel Colley and is an important site associated with Black history.