I have been driving by this building for over 30 years and have, at times, been intriqued by it, it's placement between a busy Folsom Blvd and a busy Railroad, and that anyone could run a business out of it. It just looked odd, out of place. Who would put a building, a business, right next to a railroad track?
Once I discovered it had served as a Railroad station it all made sense. But, why is it still there? That's when I discovered it is one of the oldest buildings in Sacramento County. However, it is not listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Since discovering USGS and Geodetic Survey marks I have started looking for them around town. Using geocaching.com's zip-code search I found one near my house. Trying to figure out where by the description, I realized it was in the old Routier Station. Here's the description:
0.8 Mile Southwest along U.S. Highway 50 from the Junction of Mather Field Road at Mills, set vertically in the Northwest face of the concrete porch of a building occupied by Rancho Realty, 44 feet Southwest of the center line of the highway, 25 feet Southeast of the corner of the building, about 1 foot higher than the highway, and 0.9 foot above the ground.
So I went and looked.
Here's Routier Station from across Folsom Blvd.