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Dunlap's Dining Room

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Area  less than one acre
Added to NRHP  2 April 1992
NRHP Reference #  92000308
Dunlap's Dining Room
Location  4322 Fourth Ave., Sacramento, California
Architectural style  Colonial Revival architecture
Similar  Calpak Plant No 11, Old Tavern, J Neely Johnson House, Blue Anchor Building, Ruhstaller Building

Dunlap's Dining Room was a restaurant operated out of the residence of black entrepreneur George T. Dunlap in Sacramento, California. The business was popular in its time and building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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History

Dunlap built his home in 1906 as a small, 4-room, pink-colored bungalow in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. As his family grew, he would build additions to the home. Opening the home's dining room as a restaurant in 1930, the business continued until his retirement in 1968.

During its run, the restaurant never offered a printed menu. Instead, patrons were able to choose from three entree options: fried chicken, baked ham, and T-bone steak. Despite its quaint approach, the establishment hosted such visitors as Frank Merriam, Earl Warren, and C.K. McClatchy.

Renovations

In 1997, George Dunlap's daughter, Audrey Dunlap Wilcox, donated the home, now featuring 2,000 square feet (190 m2), to the Sacramento Children's Home with the request that it be used to help the families in Oak Park. In 2001, the home had a major renovation project costing $300,000 and turning the home into a family resource center for the county.

The project included a new foundation for the house while keeping the original hardwood flooring. A fresh coat of pink paint was applied to maintain the original color of Dunlap's Dining Room.

References

Dunlap's Dining Room Wikipedia


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