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Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building

 
 
Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
1. Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1923, this brick building was the home of the Coast Counties Gas and Electric Company which provided utilities to the City of Pittsburgh. The company closed its office in the 1950s and the building became a newspaper publishing and distribution center for the Pittsburg Post Dispatch. After merging with the Contra Costa Times, the newspaper closed operations here. In 1997, the Pittsburg Historical Society purchased the building from the Lesher Foundation and created a museum and cultural center. Our motto, by Curator Jack Aiello, “Were it not for the collection and preservation of memorabilia, the history of the area would fade away,” remains the watch word of the society as we continue to serve the community.
 
Erected 2003 by Pittsburg Historical Society and Joaquin Murrieta Chapter, No.13, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 1.894′ N, 121° 53.026′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Railroad Avenue north of East 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg CA 94565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
2. Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building and Marker
Marker is visible at the far right on the front of the building.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “The Steelworker in Pittsburg” (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Diamond (about 400 feet away); Federal Relocation of Italians in America During World II (about 800 feet away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Antioch High School Cupola (approx. 3.3 miles away); The McCoy Cook House (approx. 3.3 miles away); City of Antioch War Dog Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburg.
 
Regarding Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building. The Pittsburg Post Dispatch was published Monday through Friday from 1930 to 1944.
 
Also see . . .  The Pittsburg Historical Society. The museum is open Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 and Saturdays 10:00 to 2:00. (Submitted on October 31, 2010.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Post Dispatch Newspaper
I remember getting the Post Dispatch newspaper as a teenager in the 1960's. My aunt, Barbara Ford Bishop used to be editor. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January
Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
3. Pittsburg Post Dispatch Building
21, 2012, by Kat A Ford of Spokane Valley, Washington.

 
Categories. CommunicationsNotable Buildings
 
Mural on South Side of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 29, 2010
4. Mural on South Side of Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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