San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Marston Block, 1881
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 35.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the San Diego - Gaslamp Quarter series list.
Location. 32° 42.82′ N, 117° 9.6′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of F Street and 5th Avenue. Marker and building are located on the northeast Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 F Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keating Building, 1890 (a few steps from this marker); Mercantile Building, 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheldon Block (within shouting distance of this marker); George Hill Building, 1897 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel, 1912 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Balboa Theatre (about 600 feet away); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (about 800 feet away); US Grant Hotel (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Also see . . . History of the Gaslamp Quarter. Once a notorious “red light” district teeming with sailors, bars and brothels, the Stingaree occupied the area from the waterfront between 6th and 1st Avenues up to Market Street. Sailors joked that it was far easier to get “stung” in this bawdy part of town than it was in the bay with all its stingrays. (Submitted on January 20, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 482 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2014, by Larry Gilbert of San Diego, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. 3. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. 4. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California. 5. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.