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Lost San Diego - Florence Hotel

The Florence Hotel, which was opened to the public January 24, 1884, was located in Florence Heights on Fir Street between 3rd and 4th. It boasted of indoor plumbing and offered views overlooking the bay. Demolished sometime circa 1950, now fifty plus years later it is a paid parking lot.

Florence Hotel, c. 1887, photo courtesy Coons collection


April, 2004, a parking lot consumes the whole block. Photo by Bruce Coons


2004 - Volume 35, Issue 2

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