Richmond in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Critchett Hotel
The Critchett Hotel
Built in 1900 - 25 rooms
Often called "Mechanics Hotel"
Erected by Point Richmond History Association Project.
Location. 37° 55.584′ N, 122° 23.151′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and West Richmond Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 Washington Avenue, Richmond CA 94801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bank of Richmond (a few steps from this marker); The Richmond Supply Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Westside Improvement Club (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Sentinel" By Land and By Sea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clay, Kilns & Brick (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wartime Changes (approx. 1.3 miles away); War Boomtown (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . A Brief History of Point Richmond. The Point Richmond History Association's brief history of the community, written by Donna Roselius. On the settlement of Point Richmond, "... The boomtown, now officially part of the mainland town of Richmond, grew faster than buildings could be built. Tents provided temporary housing for Santa Fe and Standard Oil workers while hastily constructed hotels and boarding houses popped up from semi-solid land. The first really permanent building was the Critchett Hotel, at the corner of West Richmond and Washington Avenues (now the site of the Point Richmond Market)...." (Submitted on December 14, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.