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Cotheret Building, 1903

 
 
Cotheret Building, 1903 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 16, 2012
1. Cotheret Building, 1903 Marker
Inscription. Throughout the Gaslamp, this is the only building with an original second story balcony. The upstairs has operated as rented rooms under the names of the Cotheret, Ardmore, and Gaslamp Hotel. The Canary Cottage, run by San Diego's most notorious madam, Ida Bailey, was behind this structure. The narrow alley to the right provided Bailey's patrons access to the cottage and the Pan Tan Gambling House.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.562′ N, 117° 9.758′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on 4th Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 4th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frey Block, 1911 (here, next to this marker); Chinese Mission Building, 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Quong Building, 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886 (about 600 feet away,
Cotheret Building, 1903 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 16, 2012
2. Cotheret Building, 1903 Marker
measured in a direct line); Quin Building, 1930 (about 600 feet away); William Heath Davis House, 1850 (about 700 feet away); Bum - San Diego’s Official Town Dog / Greyfriars Bobby (about 700 feet away); Chinese Laundry, 1923 (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cotheret Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 16, 2012
3. Cotheret Building
Alley to The Canary Cottage & <br> Pan Tan Gambling House image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, February 23, 2012
4. Alley to The Canary Cottage &
Pan Tan Gambling House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California.   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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