Martinez Historical Society

Museum Tour

Our Olden Days room is filled with displays showcasing how things used to be.



Alhambra Water established in 1903 and located in Alhambra Valley.oldenalhambratruck








Hitching post like this would have been found outside stores or hotels.  circa 1875







Collection of Fire boxes. These boxes were used tooldenfire transmit an alarm to a fire station. They were placed throughout the town on corner posts. In case of fire you could sound the alarm to give the location.




In this picture of downtown Martinez taken from Thomas Hill in 1916, you can see the 1901 courthouse in the background.



Lasell's general merchandise store.







Washing machines and irons. Peerless washer circa 1930 (in back) Humbolt washer (front)




[Museum Tour] [Front Room] [Dining Room] [County Room] [Resource Room] [Schooldays] [Olden Days] [Waterfront] [Barbershop]