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

Hook Building

1926

 
 
Hook Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 27, 2011
1. Hook Building Marker
Inscription.  
Built to replace building destroyed by fire in 1925
Originally built in 1854 by
pioneer & prominent landowner
William Hook
1802-1885
Occupied by the
James Hotel - James Bulger, proprietor
Until closed in 1979

Historic Marker XIII
Martinez Historical Society
October 12, 1998

 
Erected 1998 by Martinez Historical Society. (Marker Number XIII.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1878.
 
Location. 38° 1.078′ N, 122° 8.123′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Ferry Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bergamini Building (within shouting distance of this marker);
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736 Ferry Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNamara-McMahon Building (about 300 feet away); State Theatre (about 400 feet away); Martinez Public Library (about 400 feet away); City Hall Apartment Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
 
More about this marker. Although the main address for the Hook Building is 801 Main Street, the marker is closest to 817 Main, i.e. at the easternmost edge of the building.
 
Hook Building detail - upper SW corner - "Hook 1926" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 27, 2011
2. Hook Building detail - upper SW corner - "Hook 1926"
The Hook Building (1926) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 27, 2011
3. The Hook Building (1926)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 703 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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