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Quong Building, 1913

 
 
Quong Building, 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 23, 2012
1. Quong Building, 1913 Marker
Inscription. The Quong Building is not only an historical structure, it has also been the site of archeological digs. The building gets its name from Mow Yuen Quong, a business man who operated the structure from 1889 to 1928. The building has been listed in city directories as being used for an opium den, a restaurant, and an Oriental merchandise store, all during Quong's operation. Later years saw the building used as a house of prostitution run by the infamous Mary Smith.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 87.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.572′ N, 117° 9.736′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 416 3rd Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Mission Building, 1927 (here, next to this marker); Cotheret Building, 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); Frey Block, 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886
Quong Building, 1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 23, 2012
2. Quong Building, 1913 Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quin Building, 1930 (about 500 feet away); William Heath Davis House, 1850 (about 500 feet away); Bum - San Diego’s Official Town Dog / Greyfriars Bobby (about 600 feet away); Chinese Laundry, 1923 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Quong Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 23, 2012
3. Quong Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Maja Tajima of San Diego, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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