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Mercantile Building, 1894

 
 
Mercantile Building, 1894 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, January 18, 2012
1. Mercantile Building, 1894 Marker
Inscription. The Mercantile Building is an extension of the Ingersoll-Tutton building to the north. This is evident in its matching architectural beauty. This structure housed several retail and service-oriented businesses, including A.M. Ingersoll’s ice cream and confectioner’s store from 1895 to 1906.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.83′ N, 117° 9.61′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and F Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 820 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keating Building, 1890 (a few steps from this marker); Marston Block, 1881 (within shouting 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); St. James Hotel, 1912
Mercantile Building, 1894 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, January 24, 2012
2. Mercantile Building, 1894 Marker
(about 400 feet away); Balboa Theatre (about 500 feet away); US Grant Hotel (about 700 feet away); Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc., 1911 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Keating Hotel and the Mercantile Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, January 24, 2012
3. Keating Hotel and the Mercantile Building
The Mercantile Building, with its two-toned color pallet is seen to the left of the Keating Hotel.
Stairway to the Second Floor image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 18, 2012
4. Stairway to the Second Floor
Mercantile Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, January 24, 2012
5. Mercantile Building
A panoramic view of the building's architecture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California.   2. submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California.   3. submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California.   4. submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California.   5. 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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