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Montijo Building 1881

 
 
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By Denise Boose, August 7, 2016
1. Montijo Building 1881 Marker
Inscription. This one-story building with 12-inch-thick walls was used as John Young's morgue from 1881 to 1885. John Young was the County Coroner, and claimed embalming to be his specialty. The basement vault was surrounded by ropes used to lower caskets into the ground to keep them cool. In 1885, the undertaking rooms were removed, and the Gray and Co. furniture store took over. The Montijo family, locally known for their saddle shops, opened another at this site in 1892.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter Association, Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, San Diego Historical Society. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Location. 32° 42.671′ N, 117° 9.625′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on 5th Ave north of Island Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 5th Ave, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timkin Building, 1894 (a few steps from this marker); The Lewis Brick Block (a few steps from this marker); The Lincoln Hotel 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacifica Hotel, 1910
Montijo Building 1881 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 7, 2016
2. Montijo Building 1881 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Yamada Building, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lester Hotel, 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinese Laundry, 1923 (within shouting distance of this marker); Callan Hotel 1878 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Montijo Building 1881 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 7, 2016
3. Montijo Building 1881 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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