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George Hill Building, 1897

 
 
George Hill Building, 1897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
1. George Hill Building, 1897 Marker
Inscription. This three-story structure was built to replace the landmark Hortonís Hall, which was partially destroyed by fire. The building was designed for five storerooms on the first floor, and thirty offices on the upper floors. The San Diego Normal School, now San Diego State University, once leased space on the upper floors. In 1920, the Ratner Cap Manufacturing Company, the fifth largest operation of its kind in the U.S. and first on the West Coast, moved in. Ratnerís later bought the copyrights to the Hang Ten trade name and footprint design.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 75.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.81′ N, 117° 9.56′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and F Street, on the right when traveling south on 6th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 545 6th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sheldon Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Marston Block, 1881 (within shouting distance of this marker); Keating Building, 1890
George Hill Building, 1897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
2. George Hill Building, 1897 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel, 1912 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mercantile Building, 1894 (about 300 feet away); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (about 700 feet away); Balboa Theatre (about 800 feet away); Timkin Building, 1894 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .  The Gaslamp Quarter and Its History. (Submitted on January 13, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California.)
 
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George Hill Building image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
3. George Hill Building
Looking West on F Street image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
4. Looking West on F Street
The George Hill Building is seen on the left and the Sheldon Block Building is seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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