Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
736 Ferry Street
Built after the Fire of 1904 that consumed the entire block
Occupied in 1881 by Contra Costa Telephone Company
founded in 1881 by J. Borland which was sold to Pacific Bell Telephone Company in 1892
with R. Borland as superintendent for 40 years
Law offices of Bray & Bray since 1961
Historic Marker No. XIV
Martinez Historical Society
October 8, 1999
Erected 1999 by Martinez Historical Society. (Marker Number XIV.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1765.
Location. 38° 1.033′ N, 122° 8.125′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 736 Ferry 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. State Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Rankin Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan House Hook Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Hall Apartment Building (about 300 feet away); McNamara-McMahon Building (about 300 feet away); Bergamini Building (about 300 feet away); The National Bank of Martinez (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
Also see . . . Bell Telephone Company Building - 736 Ferry Street. Martinez Historical Society Walking Tour entry (Submitted on March 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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