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Keating Building, 1890

 
 
Keating Building, 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
1. Keating Building, 1890 Marker
Inscription. This Romanesque-style structure was financed by George Keating, but he passed away before its completion. His wife Fannie directed the completion, which is evidenced in the more feminine and decorative appearance of the upper floors. In 1893, San Diego Savings Bank opened its doors on the ground floor. Sharing the building with the bank during the 1890s was the Public Library and the Humane Society. A small key shop attached outside started business in 1914; from 1927, it was operated under Armond Viora’s ownership for over 65 years.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.82′ N, 117° 9.61′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of F Street and 5th Street on F Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 432 F Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marston Block, 1881 (a few steps from this marker); Mercantile Building, 1894 (a few steps from this marker); Sheldon Block (within shouting
Keating Building, 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
2. Keating Building, 1890 Marker
Marker is visible mounted on the building at the far left of this view.
distance of this marker); George Hill Building, 1897 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel, 1912 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Balboa Theatre (about 500 feet away); Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc., 1911 (about 700 feet away); US Grant Hotel (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Also see . . .  The Keating Building. The construction of this five story, Romanesque Revival style, office building was completed in 1891. At that time, this building was known to be as one of the most prestigious office buildings in San Diego. (Submitted on January 19, 2012.) 
 
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Keating Building image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
3. Keating Building
Architectural Detail image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
4. Architectural Detail
The Corner of F and 5th Streets image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
5. The Corner of F and 5th Streets
The Keating Building on the left and the Marston Block Building is the white building seen on the right.
The Corner of F and 5th Streets image. Click for full size.
6. The Corner of F and 5th Streets
The same view from the early 20th Century.
Vintage Photo of the Keating Building image. Click for full size.
7. Vintage Photo of the Keating Building
Vintage Photo of the Keating Building image. Click for full size.
8. Vintage Photo of the Keating Building
Vintage Photo of the Keating Building image. Click for full size.
9. Vintage Photo of the Keating Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California.   6. submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California.   7. submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California.   8, 9. submitted on , by Maja Tajima 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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