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

Hilson's

 
 
Hilson's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
1. Hilson's Marker
Inscription.  
On this site in 1852, Hiram Fogg began a mercantile store.
Operating since as:
1854 - 1897 Simon Blum & Bro.
1897 - 1912 Baer Bros.
1912 - 1986 Hilson's
 
Erected 1986 by Martinez Historical Society and E Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13. (Marker Number III (3).)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 1.014′ N, 122° 8.23′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Main Street near Castro Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 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. The National Bank of Martinez (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall Apartment Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNamara-McMahon Building (about 300 feet away); 700 Alhambra
Hilson's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 31, 2016
2. Hilson's Marker
(about 400 feet away); Rankin Building (about 500 feet away); Bergamini Building (about 500 feet away); 736 Ferry Street (about 500 feet away); Morgan House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinez.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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