The Richmond Supply Company Building

The Richmond Supply Company Building (HMXM7)

Location: Richmond, CA 94801 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 55.584', W 122° 23.13'

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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 began the Richmond Supply Company, the oldest continuing family business in Richmond. Later his wife, Trannie Freeman, became part of the business and after W.W.II his son, Robert Dornan Jr., joined them. The building was sold in 1947 when the business moved into 145 West Richmond Avenue. The business continued until 1987.

In May 1990 the building was saved from destruction by community action. It was moved to its present location 139½ Washington Avenue to serve as an information center for the Point Richmond History Association.

Point Richmond History Association Project
HM NumberHMXM7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPoint Richmond History Association Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 554005 N 4197827
Decimal Degrees37.92640000, -122.38550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 55.584', W 122° 23.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 55' 35.04" N, 122° 23' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 135-139 Washington Ave, Richmond CA 94801, US
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