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Wanted: Rickey's memorabilia

Original post made on Jun 1, 2009

The developer of the former Rickey's Hyatt site on El Camino Real is asking the public for historical articles and photos of the hotel for a memorabilia and history wall.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 12:00 AM


Posted by Lorraine Rickey, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:30 am

Lorraine Rickey's funeral is tomorrow, Tuesday June 2.

Posted by Andrew L. Freedman, a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:54 am

I posted a photograph on this site that I had taken of Rickey's before it was torn down. Please feel free to use it.

Andy Freedman
(650) 493 5000, ext 60001

Posted by Rickey Family, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Lorraine Rickey's funeral is tomorrow, June 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. at the Roller Hapgood & Tinney Funeral Home.
You can view her memorial website at

Posted by Marjorie, a resident of another community
on Sep 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I saw a Rickey's ashtray as part of a lot on Ebay tonight. If you check for vintage ashtray lot its still there.

Posted by Sue Kimball, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

My father, Harry M. Kimball was General Manager at Rickeys and eventually Hyatt Rickeys for 25 years. It was a wonderful time growing up with the Rickeys background. It was an absolutely wonderful place and brings back wonderful memories.

Posted by Marisa, a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I have a reproduction map of Califonia a island by John H. Rickey that I purchased at a yard sale. It is resting on top of my hutch.

Posted by Frances, a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I could not find Suzi McKee since the number listed is no longer in service. I do have "California as an Island" reproduction by John Rickey. If anyone is interested, you can email me at hopefully she will get this :)

Posted by Michael Tucker, a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

I have a photo of my parents and my aunt/uncle eating at Rickey's. Can I send it to you?

Posted by Ken Bernard, a resident of another community
on Mar 24, 2013 at 4:43 am

I have a "Rickey's Studio Inn Hotel, Palo Alto" clothes hanger.

Posted by diane, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:18 am

i was upset in 2009 when i heard it was gone. my childhood is gone.lived on ruthelma. even found out mt.view high schoolis gone. went there. all my life is gone. would like some pictures of my childhood if i could. can you send me any pictures of rickeys hyhett house. we lived behind it.