Downtown

PRHA
139 1/2 Washington Avenue
Point Richmond, CA

510-234-5334

EST. 1982

museum

Point Richmond.....once an island on San Francisco Bay, is now a neighborhood of Richmond, California .  Point Richmond is that city's birthplace and today is it's "old town".  The Point Richmond History Association was founded in 1979 by Donna Roselius and is dedicated to promoting awareness of the community's exciting and colorful history. To this purpose, we maintain a small museum on the downtown Point Richmond Triangle that is housed by the oldest commercial building in Richmond.  The little museum was saved from destruction and moved to its current location in 1990.  It is open on Thursdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. We invite you to join our organization, with your membership you will receive a subscription (five issues) to "This Point...in time", our entertaining and informative newsletter.  Membership categories include Senior (65 or older) ($15.00/year), Single ($20.00/year), Family ($25.00/year), History Preserver ($50.00) or History Maker ($100.00/year). Checks should be made to the Point Richmond History Association and mailed to Pam Wilson, 521 Western Drive, Point Richmond, CA 94801.
The Point Richmond History Association is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.  Contributions to the PRHA are tax deductible unter section 170 of the code.

Related Richmond History Links:

 Red Oak Victory Ship Rosie the Riveter

A Brief History of Point Richmond

Board of Directors

Mildred Dornan, President
Patricia Pearson ,
1st Vice President
Heinz Lankford, 2nd Vice President
Caitlin Harvey, Secretary
Kathe Kiehn, Treasurer
Pam Wilson, Membership
Gary Shows, Newsletter Editor
Bonnie Jo Cullison, Archives, Museum Manager

Our museum hours:
Thursday

11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am to 2:00 pm

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New DVD offered by PRHA

We have prepared a new DVD that contains our entire photo collection (over 1100 images) in DVD format.  Background music is Dan Damon of the Point Richmond Methodist Church playing his "House of Gold" album.  The cost of the DVD is $25 ($20 for PRHA members) and can be picked up at our little museum Tuesdays or Saturdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Caitlin Harvey speaks on the "Smoky Row" houses that were constructed in 1903 at the train tunnel for railroad workers. Her lecture included other vernacular cottage groupings about our town.  Caitlin's visual presentation is available here:

Caitlin Harvey's Live-Work: Point Richmond's Company Cottages Presentation


Click here and visit our NEW audio-visual page, here you will find video of the famous Nelson vs. Wolgast lightweight world championship fight, fought here in Point Richmond in 1910.  Also various videos of Point Richmond and audio recordings of past PRHA General Meetings.


Come to our little museum on Washington Avenue our enjoy our big screen, high definition historic photo slide show made possible by a grant from Point Richmond's Gateway Foundation.

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The 1914 Contra Costa County telephone book is fascinating, take a look:

1914
                  phone book


For Point Richmond news go to:

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THIS POINT.....in time
Newsletter

 Read Previous Issues of TPIT Here

These issues are available in paper copy for $3.00 plus postage.
The latest edition is available at the Santa Fe Market.



Volume XXXIV

xxxiv-1
Summer, 2015
xxxiv-2
Sept/Oct, 2015
xxxiv-3
Winter 2015/16

xxxiv-4
Feb/Mar, 2016
xxxiv-5
April/May, 2016


Volume XXXIII

XXXIII-1
Summer, 2014
xxxiii-2
Sept/Oct, 2014
xxxiii-3
Winter 2014/15
XXXIII-4
Feb/Mar 2015
XXXIII-5
April/May 2015


Volume XXXII


XXXII-1
Summer, 2013
XXXII-2
Sept/Oct, 2013
XXXII-3
Winter 2013/14
XXXII-4
Feb/Mar 2014
XXXII-5
April/May 2014


Volume XXXI

XXXI-1
Summer, 2012
xxxi2
Sept/Oct, 2012
Winter
                    2012/13
Winter 2012/13
xxxi4
Feb/Mar 2013
xxxi5
April/May 2013


Volume XXX



XXX-1

Summer, 2011

XXX-2

 Sept/Oct, 2011

XXX-3
Winter 2011/12
XXX-3
Feb/Mar 2012
XXX-5
April/May 2012
    Volume XXIX    
XXXIX-1
 Summer, 2010
xxix-2
Sept/Oct, 2010
XXIX-3
Winter 2
010/11
xxix-4
 Feb/Mar 2011
 XXIX-5
April/May 2011 
    Volume XXVIII    

xxviii-1
Summer, 2009


xxviii2
Sept/Oct, 2009
xxvii3
Winter 2009/10
xxviii4
Feb/Mar 2010
xxviii3
April/May 2010
   
Volume XXVII
   

XXVII-1
Summer, 2008

XXVII-2
Sept/Oct, 2008

XXVII-3
Winter 2008/09

xxxvii-4
Feb./Mar. 2009

xxvii-5
April/May 2009
   
Volume XXVI
   
xxvi-1
Summer, 2007
sept
Sept/Oct, 2007
XXVI-3
Winter, 2007/8
XXVI-4
Feb./Mar., 2008
XXVI-5
April/May, 2008
Volume XXV
XXV-1
Summer, 2006
XXV-2
Sept./Oct., 2006

XXV-3
November, 2006

XXV-4
Dec/Jan., 2007
XXV-5
Feb./Mar., 2007
XXV-6
April/May, 2007
Volume XXIV
xxiv-1
June/July/August, 2005
xxiv-2
Sept/Oct, 2005
xxiv-3
November 2005
xxiv-4
Dec/Jan, 2006

xxiv-5 
Feb/Mar, 2006

xxiv-6
April/May, 2006
Volume XXIII

June/July/August, 2004

Sept/Oct, 2004
xxiii-3
November, 2004
XXIII-4
Dec/Jan, 2005

xxiii-5
Feb/Mar, 2005

xxiii-6
April/May 2005













Volume III



III-1
May, 1984
III-2
September, 1984
III-3
October, 1984
III-4
November, 1984
III-5
December, 1984
III-6
February, 1985
III-7
March, 1985
III-8
April, 1985
III-9
May, 1985




Volume II



II-1
May, 1983
II-2
II-3
October, 1983
II-4
November, 1983
II-5
December, 1983
II-6
February, 1984
II-7
March, 1984
II-8
April, 1984
II-9
May, 1984




Volume I




I-1
May, 1982
I-2
September, 1982
I-3
October, 1982
I-4
November, 1982
I-5
December, 1982
I-6
February, 1983
I-7
March, 1983
I-8
April, 1983
I-9
May, 1983

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Our most important asset is our photo collection which we are very proud of.

Point Richmond History Association Photo Archives
Thanks to the vision of Mr. Don Church, who took the majority of these pictures, and thanks to the late Allan P. Smith for seeing to it that Mr. Church's pictures are properly shared and appreciated.
Come by our museum and see our photo collection on a 42" TV screen.

Please note lots of new Winehaven images thanks to Bob Berndt and Muriel Clausen.
Also new quarry pictures from Reno Cairo.
Thank you to the Richmond Museum of History for new images for our archives.

New pictures are being added from Mid Dornan and Sonny Jackson.

I. CITY VIEWS
II. ARCHITECTURE
III. INDUSTRY
IV. TRADES
1. Panoramic
2. Street
3. Water
4. Tunnels
5. Other
1. Business
2. Churches
3: Residences
4. Statues
5. Theaters
6. Schools
1. Standard Oil
2. Railroads
3. Quarries
4. Winehaven
5. Other
1. Barbering
2. Plumbing
3. Shops
4. Cafes and Saloons
5. Other
V. TRANSPORTATION
VI GOVERNMENT
VII. EVENTS
VIII. PORTRAITS
1. Railroads
2. Boats
4. Ferries
6. Airplanes
7. Other
1. City
2. Police and Fire
2. Dedications
3. Parades
4. Sports
5. Other
Groups
2 Individual
3. School Children
4. Organizations
5. Family
6. Sports
7. Other


Photo Collection Index:

Don Church  "DC"
Frank Pearson  "FP"
Semion Burtner  "SB"
Allan Smith "AS"
Mid Dornan "MD"
Bob Berndt "BB"
Richmond Museum of History "RMH"

Complete Photo Archive
(All of our scanned images, these images are not sorted or enhanced)

001-200
201-400
401-600
601-800

Meeting Audios

May, 2008
May, 2010
May, 2015


Did you know that Richmond was once the home of the world's biggest winery?
CLICK HERE to learn more about Winehaven (California Wine Association)


New additions from Mid Dornan's Collection:

0504
0504-Mid Dornan, Morland Truck

0505
0505-Mid Dornan,  Dignitaries in front of old city hall


sf examiner article
November, 1959

sf examiner article
December, 1966

Thanks Paige and Zirka also for the following features on Point Richmond from the S.F. Examiner

pr panorama

The Point from Nichol Nob, 1908

A Short History of Point Richmond

PRHA Minutes


In Memory

Robert "Bob" Peckham
1936-2006

Allan P. Smith
1921-2004
Mary J. Rudolph
1922-1999

Dr. William L. Thompson
1909-1998


Webmaster and Newsletter Editor
Gary Shows

Email:  garyshows@gmail.com
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