Three years ago, the Marston family erected a four-story, steel-framed building (the city’s first) on the corner of Fifth and C, a site so far uptown that it defied common business sense.

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San Diego in 1899

Signs of an economic upturn one hundred years ago

In the predawn stillness of December 25, 1899, an earthquake awoke most of the 17,700 residents of the city of San Diego. When it ended, people estimated that the undulations had lasted 12 seconds. Eastern ...

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