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  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection

Golden West Hotel (Workingman's Hotel), San Diego

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Picture postcard with two interior and one exterior view of the Golden West Hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego
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The Golden West Hotel (also known as the Workingman's Hotel) was built by San Diego entrepreneur and civic leader John D. Spreckels, using the architectural firm of Harrison Albright, in particular John L. Wright, a son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed in 1913, it was built in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego with sculptures by Alfonso Iannelli at the corner. The hotel was designated a historical landmark by the San Diego Historical Resources Board in 1974. In 2007 the original telephone switchboard was still in the lobby. The Curt Teich number on the bottom right of this card--4A-H938--has been decoded to reveal the year in which the card was made, 1934. This card is exactly the same as PC-000-879 except for some color differences.
Golden West Hotel; Hotels; San Diego; Workingman's Hotel; John L. Wright
720 Fourth Avenue
California - San Diego
  • John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection
Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago
3.5 inches x 5.5 inches
Voice of San Diego, 1 Aug 2007 by Kelly Bennett, "In the Gaslamp, a Bed and a Sink and History"; PC-000-879
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Golden West Hotel--3rd to 4th on "G" St., an Diego, Calif.--400 Rooms

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California's Popular Dollar a Day Hotel

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  • San Diego State University Library and Information Access, Special Collections and University Archives
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