San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter (Images of America Series)

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Founded in 1850, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, located in what was then called New Town, became the bustling anchor of commerce for the developing City of San Diego. In this new history of the area, nearly 200 striking images tell the story of the area's early boom and bust, the saloons and bordellos of infamous Stingaree Town, the urban decay of the mid-twentieth century, and the rebirth and restoration of the neighborhood over the last 30 years.

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Overview

Founded in 1850, San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, located in what was then called New Town, became the bustling anchor of commerce for the developing City of San Diego. In this new history of the area, nearly 200 striking images tell the story of the area's early boom and bust, the saloons and bordellos of infamous Stingaree Town, the urban decay of the mid-twentieth century, and the rebirth and restoration of the neighborhood over the last 30 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738528656
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,371,779
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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Gaslamp Quarter Association, Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation, and San Diego Historical Society have combined resources to produce this informative history that draws on the San Diego Historical Society's outstanding photographic collections. The volume pays tribute to the people and establishments that have, over the years, breathed life into this vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood and made heroic efforts to preserve it. Readers will also enjoy using this book, with its detailed street map and photographs organized for easy exploration, as a guide to the area's rich commercial architecture and the many buildings included on the National Historic Register.

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