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St. James Hotel, 1912

 
 
St. James Hotel, 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
1. St. James Hotel, 1912 Marker
Inscription. Now dwarfed by the city’s modern skyscrapers, the ten-story St. James was once the tallest building in San Diego. In 1914, the San Diego Union extolled it as “first class in every respect, with excellent service.” The hotel featured 146 rooms, a barber shop, a Turkish bath, a billiard room, and an observation room that boasted the finest view in San Diego. The hotel also had the convenience of hot and cold running water in every room.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 73.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.85′ N, 117° 9.54′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on 6th Avenue south of E Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 861 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); George Hill Building, 1897 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marston Block, 1881 (about 400 feet away); Mercantile Building, 1894
St. James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
2. St. James Hotel
The marker is mounted between the Bar & Grill and Ramada Signage.
(about 400 feet away); Keating Building, 1890 (about 400 feet away); Balboa Theatre (about 800 feet away); US Grant Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
St. James Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
3. St. James Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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