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Hotel Del Coronado

Coronado, California
County of San Diego.
1500 Orange Street
National Register Number: 71000181
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CA-49 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Hotel.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 5, 1977):
Begun in March 1887 and open for business February 1888, this enormous timber structure, rising from the Coronado Penisula like a castle, was one of the last of the extravagently conceived resort hotels in Southern California. It was the first hotel in the world, and the largest building outside of New York City, to use electric lighting; the lighting system was installed under the direct supervision of Thomas A. Edison.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

There are no changes to the landmark indicated.

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