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St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Richie Block

 
 
Richie Block Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
1. Richie Block Plaque
Inscription.   A fine example of Victorian architecture, this building was erected in 1892 by M. G. Richie. For many years it has served the city’s business community. In 1893 the hall and banquet rooms upstairs were leased to Saint Helena Lodge No. 93 Free & Accepted Masons. The Lodge purchased the building in 1972.
 
Erected 1976 by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.29′ N, 122° 28.174′ W. Marker is in St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker is on Main Street south of Adams Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1335 Main Street, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. NSGW & Historic District (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Louis Stevenson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hudson House
Richie Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
2. Richie Block Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Beringer Brothers Winery (approx. ¾ mile away); Stonebridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chalet Bernensis (approx. 1.3 miles away); Charles Krug Winery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959 (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Helena.
 
Also see . . .  The Ritchie Block. The Historic Ritchie Block District has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Noehill.com lists the properties located within this 83 acre historic district. (Submitted on April 16, 2012.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Terry Leavitt was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was placed. Plaque wording by Edward D. Hawkins.
    — Submitted April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.
 
Richie Block image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
3. Richie Block
Marker is visible mounted on the front of the right hand support pillar, above the white car.
Richie Block Tower image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
4. Richie Block Tower
Richie Block - builder's block, cornerstone, and centenary plaque image. Click for full size.
February 21, 2009
5. Richie Block - builder's block, cornerstone, and centenary plaque
On the northern corner of the building are located a builder's block ("J.C. Money, Designer & Supt., Pithie & Birkett, Contractors"), the cornerstone, and a plaque commemorating the centennial of Richie Block, 1892-1992, by the Masons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.   5. submitted on April 17, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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