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Hotel San Diego, 301-385 West Broadway, between State & Union Streets, San Diego, San Diego County, CA

Hotel San Diego, 301-385 West Broadway, between State & Union Streets, San Diego, San Diego County, CA



Significance: Built in 1914 with a southern addition built in 1924, the Hotel San Diego is listed as the San Diego Historical Site No. 175. The building receives its significance in helping to establish the urban fabric of a growing city as well as its association with developer John D. Spreckels and architect Harrison Albright. The Hotel San Diego was the third building erected by John D. Spreckels on the south side of Broadway. This hotel was designed by architect Harrison Albright to match the height and stately simplicity of his Union Building (now demolished) and the Spreckels Office Building and Theatre, which was built shortly after completion of the hotel. The Hotel San Diego was designed in the same "contemporary" Chicago style as the Union Building and the Spreckels Office Building and Theatre. The hotel is also significant for its association with the burst of development in conjunction with the Panama California International Exposition in 1915-1916. This building, with its style and size, was part of a uniform skyline south of Broadway and is thus important for its part in establishing downtown San Diego's urban fabric.
Survey number: HABS CA-2781
Building/structure dates: 1914 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1924 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: before 2012 Demolished



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
U.S. General Services Administration, Owner
Albright, Harrison, Architect
Spreckels, John D.


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