A Silver Horse: An Instant Landmark in Sacramento (95821 Zip Code)

While driving in the field this morning I snapped a photo of a silver horse statue in the brand new Rite Aid center on the corner of Marconi Avenue and Eastern Avenue in the 95821 zip code of Sacramento. This newly constructed shopping center is located just West of Carmichael and the Rite Aid store has been open for less than two weeks.  


What do you think of the horse? It’s gleaming and it’s not hard to miss, is it? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Does it add to the appeal of the retail center? Do you think it fits in with the neighborhood? Comment above if you’d like.


This horse has been dubbed by my three year old boy as “Silver” (sounds appropriate I suppose). It is certainly a landmark for the intersection now because passersby will be drawn to look at it. For reference, Wikipedia says the following of the word “landmark”: In modern usage, a landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument, building, or other structure

On another note, this store is located in Sacramento, but the Rite Aid website currently says “Carmichael“. Why do you think  Rite Aid has listed their store location as Carmichael? Is this similar to the 24 Hour Fitness in Rancho Cordova on Sunrise Blvd (West side of street = clearly in Rancho Cordova) saying they are located in “Gold River” when they are certainly located in Rancho Cordova?

www.SacramentoAppraisalBlog.com A Silver Horse: An Instant Landmark in Sacramento (95821 Zip Code)


  1. says

    I’ve driven by and wondered who commissioned the horse, and marveled at the fact it’s untouched. I love it! I wish it were in a more “distinguished” spot! Thanks so much for the video. I just came home from walking my dog at the river Pond Park and “googled” it.

  2. says

    Terry, I got your comment today while out in the field (mobile phone) and it made my day. I’m glad to know too I’m showing up in google searches for that distinguished landmark. 🙂 I’m a fan too. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but there is a shiny chicken (or rooster maybe) monument on Hazel Avenue in Orangevale and I personally think the horse trumps the chicken. Thanks again for stopping by.


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