800 Block, North Side

The North side of the 800 block is dominated largely by the Renaissance Tower. Adjacent to it is the Hale’s Building.

Renaissance Tower
Address: 801 K Street, The Renaissance Tower
Built: 1989
Stories: 28
Square Footage: Unknown
Last Recorded Sale: 12/27/2007
Owner: Sacramento Equities REIT

Historical Significance: None

Current Use: Also known as the “Darth Vader Building” for it’s shape and color. Construction was started in 1987 and completed in 1989. It was the first modern high-rise building in downtown and began the trend of skyscrapers that forms today’s Sacramento skyline.

Hales Department Store
Address: 831 K Street, The Hales Building
Built: Unknown
Stories: 3
Square Footage: 56,209
Last Recorded Sale: 05/28/2008
Owner: Hale Bros Investment Company, LLC / Petrovich Development

Historical Significance: Originally the building was owned by Hale’s Department stores. Weinstock’s (known as Weinstock-Lubin at the time) eventually merged with its competitor Hale Brothers and operated at the same location under the Weinstock’s name.

Current Use: The main floor is used entirely by a Rite Aid pharmacy store. The upper floors are also in use but the tenants at this time are unknown.