San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Marston Block, 1881
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 35.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker and building are located on the northeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 F Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
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 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2012, by Dean Whittle of San Diego, California. This page has been viewed 443 times since then. 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.