Martinez Historical Society

Walking Tour of Martinez

cythallbldCity Hall Apartments

700-716 Main Street

Built in 1914, first apartment house in city with retail stores on ground floor. So named because it was adjacent to the Old City Hall and housed the bachelor firemen.

cityhallapp02Martinez Historical Society Plaque #9 Reads: Built in 1914... 1st apartment building in Martinez, built during refinery boom. Unique because it sits astride Alhambra Creek, retail stores were on the first floor professional offices and apartments on 2nd floor. Named for City Hall next door 1913 - 1956.

Realignment of the creek was completed in 2000 and is meanders through the plaza next to the building.