San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Quin Building, 1930
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
Location. 32° 42.63′ N, 117° 9.66′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Island Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 4th Avenue. Touch for map. The building is located on the northeast corner of intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 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. Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886 (a few steps from this marker); Bum - San Diego’s Official Town Dog / Greyfriars Bobby (a few steps from this marker); William Heath Davis House, 1850 Chinese Laundry, 1923 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacifica Hotel, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lester Hotel, 1906 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Timkin Building, 1894 (about 400 feet away); Chinese Mission Building, 1927 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
1. The Quin Family Residence
Located at 433 Third Avenue.
This building was moved here around 1890, from 16th and L Street by four horses and housed Dr. Hing, Chinese physician; Jim Hee, Chinese Japanese merchandise; and a notorious Quinlan brother, T.J., who operated a saloon. The Quin family bought the building in 1930, and still own it. At this time the two garage "wings" were added. The Quins operated a produce business there from 1914 to 1986. Now home to two art galleries:
Cassiius King Gallery and Junks Gallery - Ira Gagon
Source: Asian Pacific Historic District of San Diego Walking Tour - Stop #4
Categories. • Asian Americans •
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