Marston Block, 1881

Marston Block, 1881 (HMYY1)

Location: San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 42.82', W 117° 9.6'

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In 1881, George Marston located his third department store in this two-story Victorian Italian-style building. It remained here until 1896 when it was relocated to a larger building. Until the 1970s, Marston's was the largest and most successful San Diego based department store, and was purchased by Broadway Stores. The building suffered severe fire damage in 1903, and had to undergo extensive remodeling. The first gaslamp was placed on the corner in 1885, and on March 18,1886, the first electric arc lamp was illuminated outside this building.
HM NumberHMYY1
Series This marker is part of the California: Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego series
Marker Number35
Placed ByGaslamp Quarter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 485005 N 3619556
Decimal Degrees32.71366667, -117.16000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.82', W 117° 9.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 49.20" N, 117° 9' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 522 F St, San Diego CA 92101, US
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