“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Borland Home

Borland Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 8, 2009
1. Borland Home Marker
This Victorian cottage was the home of the Robert Borland Family. Built in 1890 by Dr. John S. Moore, D.D.S., and originally used as his dental office. The property was inherited by his daughter, Mrs. Emma Moore Borland. The Martinez Historical Society, working in cooperation with the City of Martinez and volunteers, saved the building from demolition and is continually refurbishing it as time and funds allow.

The Martinez Museum, opened here June 6, 1976, has changing displays of Martinez and Contra Costa County artifacts.

Dedicated in cooperation with
The Martinez Historical Society
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
September 23, 1989
Erected 1989 by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1929.
Location. 38° 1.148′ N, 122° 8.086′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker
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is at the intersection of Escobar Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling south on Escobar Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1005 Escobar Street, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Contra Costa County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); 815 Marina Vista (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martinez Public Library (about 500 feet away); Hook Building (about 500 feet away); Bergamini Building (about 500 feet away); Morgan House (about 600 feet away); Rankin Building (about 600 feet away); Southern Pacific R.R. Depot (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
More about this marker. Marker is on the front porch, to the right of the front door.
Also see . . .  Martinez Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on March 5, 2009.) 
Borland Home (Constructed 1890) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 8, 2009
2. Borland Home (Constructed 1890)
The Borland Home now houses the Martinez Museum, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 3pm, and the first four Sundays of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2009, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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