Two views of the U S Grant Hotel from the early 1950s. I was always fascinated by the Union Pacific sign above as a youth. I guess you could make train reservations there. The photo below looks up Broadway and, beyond the Grant you can see Harris & Frank clothiers, Walkers (before Walker and Scott?) and San Diego Trust & Savings. (Photos courtesy of Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page)

Pacific Beach aerials circa 1970

Lerners, North Park, circa 1948

Mission Valley circa 1952

Hotel del Coronado circa 1952

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