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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22PY_san-diego-birthplace-of-naval-aviation_San-Diego-CA.html
When war was declared in 1941, the city's civilian population exploded by more than 50,000 as workers streamed into the city. Transportation and housing facilities were soon overwhelmed. Trailers crowded once-empty land on the outskirts of the cit…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22PX_san-diego-birthplace-of-naval-aviation_San-Diego-CA.html
As military installations were closed due to post-World War II reductions, the Navy concentrated its West Coast operations in San Diego. During the Cold War, the area became a major training center for supplying men, ships, and aircraft to the Pac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22OX_the-lewis-brick-block_San-Diego-CA.html
Known as the Lewis Brick Block, the upper floors were referred to as the Stingaree Hotel in reference to the area's red-light district. The main floor was used for a cigar and tobacco shop, billiard hall and revival center. This Victorian building…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22OW_callan-hotel-1878_San-Diego-CA.html
In 1886, Till Burnes leased this structure as his Acme Saloon. Here he kept his menagerie which included a wildcat, noisy monkeys, an anteater, and his pet bear who escaped on a least two occasions. The bear was also known to lick the face or even…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22OV_royal-pie-bakery-1884_San-Diego-CA.html
Originally known as the San Diego Steam Cracker Factory, this brick structure has remained a bakery since its construction in 1884. During the first part of the 20th century, when the Gaslamp was deteriorating into a red-light district, the upper …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22OU_montijo-building-1881_San-Diego-CA.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22HV_the-buel-town-building-1898_San-Diego-CA.html
With its arched corner entrance, bay window, and corbelled brick cornice, this building reflects the originality of the architects Hebbard and Gill. Gill, the principle designer, had a preference for natural forms, over the highly ornate European …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22HK_madeleine-vincent-dephilippis_San-Diego-CA.html
To a store in San Diego's Little Italy, Vincent DePhilippis (1903 - 1957) and Madeleine Manfredi (1904 -1993) brought their version of the American Dream. Vincent was born in New York and raised in Naples, Italy. Madeleine was born and raised i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22HI_the-lincoln-hotel-1913_San-Diego-CA.html
This four-story, steel-framed building features distincitive architectural treatment. Conveyed through a red clay tile roof and decorative white glazed ceramic tile on the facade. It was used initially as a wine business on the first floor with a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22HG_yamada-building-1869_San-Diego-CA.html
Although this building was not originally built by or used by Oriental tenants, its has found its home in the Asian community due to a succession of Japanese owners beginning in 1920. Under various proprietors, the structure was used primarily as …
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