Photo Credit: San Diego Historical Society
Robert Golden and family, 1953. The son of local construction magnate Morley H. Golden, Robert took over as company president in 1956.
Though Robert Golden’s 1991 Union obit emphasized his philanthropic endeavors and love of travel, a coworker said, “Together, we built half of the buildings in downtown.” Another source said, “He was pretty blunt, straightforward and a little bit gruff at times.”
When the M.H. Golden business was sold in 1982 (when Robert retired), the company ranked as the 158th largest builder in America.
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