Saturday, April 11, 2009

George J Keating building

George Keating died in 1888 and his wife Fannie carried on with their plans for the construction of the above building in 1890. It first opened as a modern office building in 1891, once housed a bank, and is now a restaurant/bar on the ground level and a hotel on the upper levels. Here is a fun fact: the architects of the building, the Reid brothers, also designed the Hotel del Coronado.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jacob said...

Great photo of an elegant building; looks European.

Sat Apr 11, 12:42:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you who may not know, the restaurant is Croce's, run by the widow of Jim Croce, who keeps a lively music scene going in the bar. Their son, A.J. Croce, also a very good musician, also sometimes performs there.

Sat Apr 11, 01:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger San Diego Farmgirl said...

I've stayed there! It's wonderful, the lobby is beautiful!

Mon Apr 13, 04:13:00 PM PDT  

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