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Part 5: Happy 100th Birthday City Hall Building!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune Gentle Reader:  You have inspired me in this, the 100th year of 525 Henrietta Street to nominate, and hopefully list on the National Register of Historic Places, the City of Martinez Grammar School/City Hall. Is that not a nice birthday present?  In 1992, Page …

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Part 4: Happy Birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 4 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Many thanks to retired Deputy City Clerk Mercy Cabral for setting me up with these records and lazerfiche. In 1950, the City of Martinez sold its 1912 City Hall that …

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The Architecture Around Us – Part 3: Architects Stone & Wright

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 3 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Sssshhhhhh!!! We are in the hallowed stacks of San Francisco Public Library’s 6th floor History Room. Here we find lots about our City Hall/Grammar School building’s architects: Stone & Wright. …

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Part 2: Happy 100th birthday to Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 2 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. Architecture is the one art form the public cannot escape. Frank Lloyd Wright stated: “Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is …

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Happy 100th birthday Martinez City Hall!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON Special to the Tribune NOTE: The following is Part 1 of several installments on Martinez City Hall. The building where we visit the police department, pay our water bills, submit our building plans, and attend public meetings began its life in 1917 as a Grammar School. I …

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