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Rankin Building

 
 
Rankin Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 8, 2009
1. Rankin Building Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1905 by Mrs. James Rankin
after fire destroyed two city blocks

Palm Garden Grill
W.C. Reed - Confectioner & Stationer
E. Pasch - Haberdasher
A.B. Wilson - Jeweler & Optician

Historic Marker No. V
Martinez Historical Society
July 4, 1990

 
Erected 1990 by Martinez Historical Society. (Marker Number V.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1928.
 
Location. 38° 1.06′ N, 122° 8.144′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Main Street near Ferry Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 736 Main 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. Morgan House (a few steps from this marker); Bergamini Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hook Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 736 Ferry Street (within shouting distance of this marker);
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McNamara-McMahon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall Apartment Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Bank of Martinez (within shouting distance of this marker); State Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the main street side of the building's corner pillar. The building currently houses the Martinez Jewelry Center.
 
Rankin Building (with marker visible on corner pillar) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 8, 2009
2. Rankin Building (with marker visible on corner pillar)
Frederick Hulaniski's 1917 The History of Contra Costa County, California notes: "...Fire Started August 19, 1904, in Stephenson patent cooler factory, wiping out two blocks, including the Curry livery stable, the opera-house, the Bank of Martinez, the McNamera-Winkelman Block, Rankin Building, and Commercial Hotel....."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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