“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Richmond, California

Clickable Map of Contra Costa County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Contra Costa County, CA (478) Alameda County, CA (655) Marin County, CA (249) Sacramento County, CA (390) San Francisco County, CA (700) San Joaquin County, CA (138) Solano County, CA (114) Sonoma County, CA (162)  ContraCostaCounty(478) Contra Costa County (478)  AlamedaCounty(655) Alameda County (655)  MarinCounty(249) Marin County (249)  SacramentoCounty(390) Sacramento County (390)  (700) San Francisco City and County (700)  SanJoaquinCounty(138) San Joaquin County (138)  SolanoCounty(114) Solano County (114)  SonomaCounty(162) Sonoma County (162)
Martinez is the county seat for Contra Costa County
Richmond is in Contra Costa County
      Contra Costa County (478)  
      Alameda County (655)  
      Marin County (249)  
      Sacramento County (390)  
      San Francisco City and County (700)  
      San Joaquin County (138)  
      Solano County (114)  
      Sonoma County (162)  
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1 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — "The Sentinel"Kirk St, Maur — Sculptor —
Dedicated October 20, 1984 Mayor Thomas J. Corcoran City of Richmond, California History of the Indian Statue The first Indian statue was commissioned and dedicated at this site in 1909 by the Women's Westside Improvement Club. . . . Map (db m94712) HM
2 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — "Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship."Reverend Ross Hidy, pastor — S.S. Red Oak Victory — Reported missing
The S.S. Red Oak Victory is an example of the enormous scale of work completed by ordinary men and women to help the war effort. Constructed in eight-seven days, the S.S. Red Oak Victory was one of ten Victory ships commissioned by the United . . . Map (db m94840) HM
3 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — "I was truly there and did my part to the end." -- Addie Mae Cance, former shipyard workerShipyard No. 3
You are standing in Shipyard No. 3, which represents one of the many industrial complexes which operated to support America in World War II. Over 90,000 skilled and unskilled workers from across the country relocated to Richmond, California to find . . . Map (db m94832) HM
4 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — "It was a real workhorse." -- Jim Cannon, Marketing Director, Levin-Richmond Terminal CorpWhirley Crane — Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front National Historical Park — Reported missing
Whirley cranes were an essential part of Richmond Shipyard's manufacturing capabilities during World War II. Named for the turret's ability to rotate (whirl) 360 degrees, the cranes could handle massive amounts of steel - lifting and moving large . . . Map (db m94830) HM
5 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Alvarado Park
Alvarado Park (Grand Canyon Park) was established in 1909 and soon became a popular destination for visitors from throughout the Bay Area. From the mid-1930s to 1943 Richmond installed the park's rock and concrete walls, barbecue pits, and stone . . . Map (db m146005) HM
6 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Alvarado Park
A Popular Gathering Place for 200 Years Alvarado Park has long been a popular spot to gather. Native Americans lived here and ground acorns on the site. Later, Spanish settlers came to picnic at what they called Arroyo Cañada (stream . . . Map (db m146445) HM
7 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Bank of Richmond201 West Richmond Avenue — April 1902 —
In 1902 the Bank of Richmond occupied the main floor. The upstairs offices housed the early phone exchange. Richmond's first paper, 'The Point Richmond Record' was published by Lyman Naugle in the basement. In 1910 the building was remodeled and the . . . Map (db m94710) HM
8 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — By Land and By Sea
San Francisco Bay is known for more than its great beauty. Its large estuary, where sea water mixes with huge river flows, is also a major port. Richmond's deep natural waterfront lent itself to early industrial development. Augustin Macdonald . . . Map (db m94738) HM
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9 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Center of Town
For decades, Macdonald Avenue has been the vibrant heartof Richmond; a place where you'd catch the latest movie, get your first job or visit with neighbors on the sidewalk. As the nation prepared for World War II, Richmond's elite and . . . Map (db m152693) HM
10 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — City of Richmond Employees World War II Memorial
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of personnel of the City of Richmond who died in the service of their country in World War II. John J. Kenny · Councilman William J. Finnegan · Engineer James F. Fitzgibbons · Street Dept. . . . Map (db m144412) WM
11 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Clay, Kilns & BrickBrickyard Cove • Ferry Point Loop • San Francisco Bay Trail
Only expansive brown mudflats, backed by rolling hills ablaze with orange poppies in the spring, were found here at Brickyard Cove until the Santa Fe Railway came to Ferry Point in the early 1900s, three brick manufacturing companies arrived. The . . . Map (db m94739) HM
12 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Contra Costa College Site
This plaque commemorates the original site of Contra Costa College at the former Kaiser Shipyards, Port of Richmond, Richmond, California. Presented by the Contra Costa College Foundation on the occasion of the celebration of 30 Years of . . . Map (db m152984) HM
13 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Dynamic Wartime Port
"They were from all over the country... all these people came to work here in Richmond at the shipyards...The shipyards, the cannery, there was a lot of industry here...They had three yards, and they were sending out ships every day... and I . . . Map (db m94755) HM
14 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — East Brother Light Station
Constructed in 1873-74, East Brothers Light Station is the older of only two remaining light stations of San Francisco Bay that have remained substantially unchanged. The original 5th order classical (Fresnel) lens was replaced with the present . . . Map (db m164491) HM
15 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — El Toro
What is this? This little boat is called an El Toro. The design was developed in 1940 by several amateur boat builders so that anyone who was the least bit handy could cut the boat out of 2 pieces of plywood and put it together. . . . Map (db m188807) HM
16 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Ferries and Frieght on San Francisco Bay
Before bridges spanned the Bay, ferries and trains once linked San Francisco with the rest of the nation. At that time, the Bay Area boasted the world's largest ferry system. Here, at Ferry Point ship and rail met in 1900 when Santa Fe tunneled . . . Map (db m152761) HM
17 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — First City Hall of Richmond210 Washington Avenue, Built in 1908
Often referred to as Nicholl City Hall, John Nicholl located his offices upstairs, leasing the ground floor to the city for $50 a month from 1909 to 1915. The building, was purchased in 1922 by the Point Masonic Lodge, and remained under its . . . Map (db m152760) HM
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18 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Harry Ells School
On this site a school was founded in 1944 to serve Richmond students. The school was named after Harry Leander Ells, who served on the Stege School Board and served the 22nd District of the State Assembly in 1903-1905 representing Contra Costa . . . Map (db m144416) HM
19 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Native Peoples of the East Bay
Before the coming of Europeans, the land we now call California supported hundreds of tribal groups. The East Bay had about 25 independent tribal groups with well-defined territories. The people of these tribes spake dialects of three distinct . . . Map (db m146034) HM
20 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Richmond Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West Veterans Memorial
Presented by the N.S.G.W. No. 217 and N.D.G.W. No. 147 of Richmond In memory of those who served the United States in time of warMap (db m144414) WM
21 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — 1032 — Richmond Shipyards
During the World War II Home Front effort, the Richmond Shipyards were an immense facility covering 880 acres. Constructed for the Henry J. Kaiser Company in 1941 and 1942, these shipyards became the largest in the world. New methods of ship . . . Map (db m146451) HM
22 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Rosie the Riveter MemorialHonoring American Women's Labor During WWII
The area where you are now standing was alive with activity during World War II, when it was known as Kaiser Shipyard #2. It was one of four shipyards carved from Richmond's coastline to serve the war effort. The Rosie the Riveter Memorial . . . Map (db m94433) HM WM
23 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — 1002-1 — Site of Giant Powder Company
Pt. Pinole is the last site of the Giant Powder Company, the first company in America to produce dynamite. Following devastating explosions at their San Francisco and Berkeley sites, the business moved to this isolated location in 1892. . . . Map (db m143396) HM
24 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — SS Red Oak Victory
The SS Red Oak Victory is the last remaining ship of the 747 vessels built at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, Ca, during World War II. Commissioned by the U.S. Navy as the USS Red Oak Victory (AK-235), on December 5, 1944, she served as an . . . Map (db m131188) HM
25 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — The Critchett Hotel
160 Washington Avenue site of The Critchett Hotel Built in 1900 - 25 rooms Often called "Mechanics Hotel" This was a first class hotel with a splendid dining hall built and owned by Frank Critchett. The land was donated by John Nicholl to . . . Map (db m50483) HM
26 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — The Ford Assembly Building
Four panels, in two sets of two, describe the pre- and post-war history and uses of the Ford Assembly Building: 1930-1939 Ford Model A "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." -- Henry Ford The Ford . . . Map (db m94768) HM
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27 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — The Home Front LegacyThe Home Front Legacy
"The war shed light on America's promise. It created an explosion that accelerated change all the way into the 1960s." -- Betty Reid Suskin With World War II officially ended, Richmond filled with celebration in September, 1945. Years . . . Map (db m94765) HM
28 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — The Richmond Supply Company Building
This building was built in 1903 at 139 West Richmond Avenue by J.Q. Black who supplied the area with coal, wood, hay, and grain. Robert Dornan Sr. bought the building in 1909 and added the service of moving goods. In 1911 he bought a truck and . . . Map (db m49804) HM
29 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — War BoomtownRemnants of a Shipbuilding Past
"All these ships were being built (in Richmond) and it provided a lot of employment... But looking back, it was really a boon to their economy. The stores were just really was full of people..." -- Stella Faria, shipyard office . . . Map (db m94753) HM
30 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Wartime Changes
" I think that during World War II...there was a tremendous amount of patriotism. I think that was the important thing. It was a real job and you did something for the war effort. -- Maggie Gee, Army pilot People moved to Richmond from . . . Map (db m94740) HM
31 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Welcome to Richmond
"We didn't think the streets were paved with gold or anything, but we thought in California we could mix and mingle and get along." Wilbur Wheat The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot – Richmond's historic gateway - greeted . . . Map (db m153482) HM
32 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — What Happened Here?
In 1968, Richmond was shocked when its premiere furniture store, Travalini's, was burned to the ground near here. The arson was fueled by larger tensions: Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, civil rights protests, and closer to home, the . . . Map (db m153913) HM
33 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Where the Deer and the Antelope PlayAnza Expedition of 1776
In 1775 and 1776, Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza, Father Pedro Font, along with 240 settlers, soldiers, and others traveled 1,800 miles from Sonora, Mexico to Monterey, California. Anza and Font, with a small group passed through by horseback . . . Map (db m145988) HM
34 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — 1 — Willie Mays — Richmond Walk of Honor —
The Willie Mays Junior Giants Fields are dedicated with affection and appreciation on this day of May 21st in the year 2022 Willie Howard Mays Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid" is a former New York and San Francisco Giants "Hall of . . . Map (db m211935) HM
35 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond — Women's Westside Improvement Club
Established July 7, 1908, for the purpose of improving the quality of life in Point Richmond, the Women's Westside Improvement Club is responsible for the original Indian statue fountain, a reading room that became the Westside Branch Library, this . . . Map (db m94711) HM
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36 California, Contra Costa County, Richmond, Point Richmond — Our Lady of Mercy Church301 West Richmond Avenue — 1902 —
Mass has been offered in Point Richmond since 1900. Our Lady of Mercy became a parish in the summer of 1902, and Father Martin P. Scanlan was the first pastor. The contract for both the church and rectory was awarded to architect Etienne A. Garin in . . . Map (db m226280) HM
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Dec. 10, 2023