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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Oxford

 
 
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By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 3, 2018
1. The Oxford Marker
The Oxford, Coronado's first hotel
Inscription. This three-story wood frame building was the first hotel in Coronado, opened July 28, 1887, at First Street and Orange Avenue. In 1911 it was moved to Ynez Place, close to the Hotel del Coronado where it served as a dormitory for employees of its glamorous neighbor.
After the Oxford's colorful association with the Hotel del ended, the building, then a boarding house, fell into severe disrepair. In 1983 Hotel del Coronado owners Jeanne and Larry Lawrence, committed to the preservation of Coronado history, rescued the Oxford from scheduled demolition. Fittingly relocated to the grounds of the historic Hotel Del, the building has been completely renovated and lovingly restored to its original Greek Revival style. The Oxford was reopened on its 100th birthday in 1987, and now serves as administrative offices for the Hotel del Coronado.
The Coronado Historical Association expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and the Hotel del Coronado for their dedication and sense of history and to Chris Ackerman for his vision. Tucker, Sadler & Associates, Architects, and the Dunphy Construction Company are also particularly recognized for their efforts. In meeting the design and construction challenges associated with segmenting, moving, resetting and engineering this old building for contemporary use, the Oxford family has
The Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 3, 2018
2. The Oxford Marker
Example of Greek Revival style architecture.
earned a place in the annals of historical preservation.
 
Erected by Coronado Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 40.891′ N, 117° 10.671′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Orange Avenue (California Route 75), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is at the southern end of the Hotel del Property across the parking lot from the main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christmas Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel del Coronado (within shouting distance of this marker); J.D. Spreckels House - 1908 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dragon Tree (about 600 feet away); Carey-Hizar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.D. & A.B. Spreckels Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann House - 1926 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in front of The Oxford Hotel building which now serves as the administrative offices for the Hotel del Coronado.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Oxford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Gallant Jamison, May 3, 2018
3. The Oxford Marker
Marker can be seen in foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2018, by Jamie Gallant Jamison of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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