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Sheldon Block

 
 
Sheldon Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
1. Sheldon Block Marker
Inscription. This solid brick building was once four-stories high with a basement. The first floor was for retail, while the upper floors were for offices and lodging. Unfortunately, the upper floors had to be removed, because the structure was weakened when the upper floors of the adjoining building were removed. Little is known of the buildings tenant history. Some if the businesses included an employment agency, a real-state agency, and a second-hand furniture store.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 74.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.83′ N, 117° 9.56′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue and F Street, on the right on 6th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the building facing 6th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 822 6th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Hill Building, 1897 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Hotel, 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker); Marston Block, 1881
Sheldon Block Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
2. Sheldon Block Building and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mercantile Building, 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); Keating Building, 1890 (within shouting distance of this marker); Balboa Theatre (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (approx. 0.2 miles away); US Grant Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
View from F Street image. Click for full size.
By Dean Whittle, January 12, 2012
3. View from F Street
The Sheldon Block Building is seen on the right and the George Hill Building is seen on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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