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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.
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.)
 
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.
 
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); 736 Ferry Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNamara-McMahon Building (about 300 feet away);
Hook Building detail - upper SW corner - "Hook 1926" image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 27, 2011
2. Hook Building detail - upper SW corner - "Hook 1926"
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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hook Building. The Martinez Historical Society's page for the Hook Building: ...Built in 1927 to replace the old Hook building that dates to 1853. This new building housed the James Hotel and Coffee Shop along with various businesses. A cigar factory was located on the Ferry Street side where the Hoffman family made widely known Blue Bird Cigars. (Submitted on March 1, 2011.) 

2. William and Miranda Hook and Family. The Martinez Historical Society's page for the Hook Family. (Submitted on March 1, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Hook Building (1926) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 27, 2011
3. The Hook Building (1926)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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