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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

State Theatre

800 Ferry Street

 
 
State Theatre Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2009
1. State Theatre Marker
Inscription.
Designed Art Deco style
by the
Reid Brothers
Architects/San Francisco
Built by John McNamera
1922
Premier opening
July 2, 1926
Closed due to fire 1931
Reopened 1932
Closed 1961

Purchased by Contra Costa County 1998
Presently the Contra Costa County Public Defender
Historical Marker XVIII
Martinez Historical Society
October 2, 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Martinez Historical Society. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 38° 1.019′ N, 122° 8.111′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Ferry Street and Ward Street, on the left when traveling north on Ferry Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Ferry Street, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 736 Ferry Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan House (about 300 feet away); Hook Building (about 400 feet away); City Hall Apartment Building
State Theatre (Constructed 1922) Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2009
2. State Theatre (Constructed 1922)
When the State Theatre opened, it was one of five theaters in the city. Four silent movies per week were presented, shown between vaudeville acts. The theater closed on Thanksgiving Day, 1961.
(about 400 feet away); McNamara-McMahon Building (about 400 feet away); The National Bank of Martinez (about 400 feet away); Bergamini Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinez.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walking Tour of Martinez. The Martinez Historical Society's walking tour of the city's historic buildings and locations, including the State Theatre. Includes pictures. (Submitted on March 20, 2009.) 

2. State Theatre. Cinema Treasures' web page for the State Theatre. Includes some additional information on the theater prior to its conversion to office space. (Submitted on March 20, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
State Theatre - Exterior Decoration Photo, Click for full size
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 8, 2009
3. State Theatre - Exterior Decoration
Although the marquee is long gone, much of the fine exterior detail remains.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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