San Diego College of Arts and Letters, c. 1880s. The college's one building, refurbished, became the Hotel Balboa in 1902. In 1910, the building housed the San Diego Army and Navy Academy. "The new owners would construct Pacific Plaza, the first shopping center in Pacific Beach."

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