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Lester Hotel, 1906

 
 
Lester Hotel, 1906 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, February 16, 2012
1. Lester Hotel, 1906 Marker
Inscription. The first floor of this building has a colorful tenant history. The Goodwill Bar operated from 1906 to 1945. In 1945, Mike McIntosh and Sam Dini purchased the business. They were responsible for the "McDini" corned beef sandwhich of local fame. In 1923, Aurelis Abito opened the International Pool Hall. Abito was a pioneer member of San Diego's Philipino Community. The second floor was known as Hotel Lester from 1915 to 1984. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.68′ N, 117° 9.66′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Click for map. The building is located on the southeast corner of intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 417 Market Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pacifica Hotel, 1910 (a few steps from this marker); Chinese Laundry, 1923 (within shouting distance of this marker); Timkin Building, 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bum - San Diego’s Official Town Dog / Greyfriars Bobby
Lester Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, February 16, 2012
2. Lester Hotel and Marker
Marker is visible to right of the entrance door.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Quin Building, 1930 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886 (about 300 feet away); William Heath Davis House, 1850 (about 400 feet away); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
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Lester Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, February 16, 2012
3. Lester Hotel
Lester Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, February 16, 2012
4. Lester Hotel
The Lester Hotel can be seen on left. The Frey Block building on right. In the distance the Horton Grand Hotel is visible.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 2 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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