Martinez Historical Society

Walking Tour of Martinez


rankinsmRankin Building

736 Main Street

Sarah Rankin, ranch wife, mother of 8 and entrepreneur. Wife of James Rankin, Contra Costa Sheriff from 1885 to 1889.

Martinez Historical Society Plaque #5 Reads: Built in 1905 by Mrs. James Rankin after fire destroyed two city blocks.  Palm Garden Grill, W.G. Reed - Confectioner Stationer, E Pasch - Haberdasher, A. B. Wilson Jeweler  & Optician.