Last week's place: (clue: The oldest sidewalk?) Sidewalk on First Avenue, between Ash and Beech downtown. The pavement, laid and stamped in December 1895 by concrete contractor O. E. Winders, may be the oldest to survive in the downtown area, or even the county. (If you find older, let us know!) It sits between the Reiss Hotel and the Brunswick Hotel, two other survivors of old San Diego. The block had been slated for development, but fortunately for sentimental walkers, the real estate slowdown has delayed developer ’dozers. (Last week’s winners: Rory Talmidge, Woody Tisdale, Roland Wyrorske, Lucio Leon, Mike Bechefsky)

Name This Place is taking a six-month vacation.

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