Always Colorful and Charming - Old Town Folsom

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

It was only a few minutes after snapping the pictures of the graceful arched bridges in Old Town Folsom this past Sunday, that I found myself a block or two away taking steps along the historic old sidewalks of Sutter Street.  It was quiet in old town, probably a testament to those still sleeping from Saturday night’s entertainment.


Old Town Folsom still has much of the spirit and flavor of its 1850s beginnings.  But today, the area is populated with antique shops, great little cafes and restaurants and other little stores and places of interest.

If you are given an opportunity to visit Old Town Folsom, The Folsom History Museum is located right next to the Assay Office.  The museum has a website, which provides great historical facts about the area: Folsom History Museum.

Folsom is a located about 12 miles east along highway 50.  Old Town Folsom has tons of free parking.  And it is convenient.  Some of the best food in the area is on Sutter Street, with parking at the back door.

The bridge scene pictures posted this weekend can be accessed via: “Not All Beautiful Arches are in Cathedrals on Sunday Morning.”
Old Folsom Mural Painted on Side of Sutter Street Building
Sutter Street - Old Folsom - April 2013
Sutter Street - Old Folsom - April 2013

Old Folsom Train Station - April 2013

Note from Myrl: These photos were edited using i-Piccy's tools.  Especially used were the "Vibrance" and "Emboss" effects.


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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I love the restoration work they have done in and around Sacramento 

Apr 16, 2013 05:10 PM #8
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Old Town Folsom is such a great place to visit. Nice photos.

Apr 16, 2013 07:40 PM #9
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Myrl, those are some great shots!  I love that they have kept the feel of it's history in Old Town.  Very beautifully done!

Apr 16, 2013 11:22 PM #10
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

That is quite the mural. Wonder how long it took them to get it done?

Love the way the old buildings have been saved. Modern construction has so little character.

Apr 16, 2013 11:42 PM #11
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Myrl.....Lots of history here, you certainly captured some of the history with your Photos. Heck they could be paintings!!. Well Done, love to seeing the Old West.

Cheers, have a fun and successful weekend exploring and photographing the Old Towns around you.

Apr 17, 2013 12:09 AM #12
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Myrl  Probably wouldn't mind going to prison there if they let me out on the weekend

Apr 17, 2013 12:31 AM #13
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Kwee - There is an exceptional amount of charm in Old Town Folsom.  I hope you are having a great week!

Paul - I'm fond of it too!  Old Town Sacramento, Old Town Elk Grove, Fair Oaks Village, and Old Folsom, are great examples.

Mike - It truly is!  I'm glad it is as close to my home as it is!

Apr 17, 2013 01:25 AM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Tony and Darcy - Old Folsom went through extensive renovation work a couple of years ago.  The catalyst was to make the streets more wheelchair compliant.  I worried about losing the original flavor during the project, because the sidewalks sit considerably above the street, and are on a slopped, hilly terrain.  Yet, considering what they had to work with, they did a great job!

Than - I couldn't agree with you more about the lack of character that some of the more modern buildings have.

Apr 17, 2013 01:28 AM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Fred - If you haven't tried the "Emboss" or other creative editing tools in the free on-line photo editor, i-Piccy, I suggest you do so.  I attribute the "painting" look to those.

Karen - I could too!  We actually had an old inmate, who had been released, try to break back in to visit awhile back!

Apr 17, 2013 01:31 AM #16
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am loving this series, and as always your pictures are excellent and make me wish I could dematerialize and come over and look at these arches. A

Apr 17, 2013 08:16 AM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs.  Very interesting editing.

Apr 17, 2013 08:33 AM #18
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I am especially loving the way you are able to perk up these photos and change them from a photo into a painting. I need to spend more time on ipiccy as I like that website too.

Apr 17, 2013 08:55 AM #19
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

I like what you did with the pictures Myrl....I was playing with those tools just the other day.

Apr 17, 2013 09:15 AM #20
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


             Great pictures I too love Ipiccy. I have not used it that often but it is amazing what it can do! You are tempting me to get a bike! I hope you are having a good week!

Apr 17, 2013 09:46 AM #21
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Myrl, I like using  the i-Piccy's tools for editing my photos.  I like the look of the photos the tools give them a special effect.

Apr 17, 2013 02:29 PM #22
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Something tells me your blog posts about all the unique places to see and do in CA is more beautiful, informative and entertaining than your local Chamber of Commerce's brochures.

Your photography and description of the exciting places to see and visit are worth reading. You're a great writer too.

Apr 17, 2013 07:11 PM #23
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


     Just stopped by to say hi and see if you had posted anything. I hope you are having a great day. I walked this morning played on the computer showered and dressed to go get my hair done ooohh the temps had dropped about 25-30 degrees!

Apr 18, 2013 07:59 AM #24
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Myrl, Sutter Street in Old Town Folsom reminds me of a small older town here in Alabama.  It has that same "other century" feel to it.

Apr 18, 2013 08:52 AM #25
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love old towns too, Myrl, or anything historical. Love your HDR effects too.

Apr 18, 2013 10:07 AM #26
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Myrl your photos and stories about places you visit are always a treat.

Apr 18, 2013 02:37 PM #27
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