National Register of Historic Places in Contra Costa County

National Register #99001563: Tucker House in Martinez
10 November 2004
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National Register #99001563
Tucker House
AKA Franklin Glass Home
110 Escobar Street
Martinez
Built 1877

A plaque in front of the building reads:

110 Escobar
Old Town Martinez Home of Historic Interest
Tucker Mansion

Originally located at 40 Escobar, this luxurious mansion was built for Capt. Tuckers family, a sea captain turned successful wheat grower. Home was moved here in the 1920s by City Postmaster Franklin Glass & is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Built 1877

Some historic adobes buildings in California:

Buildings that Moved

It's not just that the people of the American West are restless, the buildings themselves sometimes pack up and move when - for one reason or another - the neighborhood no longer suits them or the neighbors no longer want them or opportunity waits down the road.

And when buildings remain in place, they are often searching for their identities.

Probably the most ambitious relocation occurred on July 4th 1904, when the Southern Pacific Railroad loaded most of the town of Wadsworth, Nevada, onto rail cars and transported the town thirty miles west to create a new town which became known as Sparks.

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