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Guide to the Hotel del Coronado Records
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Please note that the first fourteen series of this collection are bound volumes. The remaining series consist of boxes of various materials.
The Hotel del Coronado has been a noted landmark in the history of Coronado and the greater San Diego area since its groundbreaking, and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1977. Beginning with two visionary men, Elijah Babcock and H.L. Story, the mission to build one of the greatest hotel resorts in the world became a reality. Since its opening in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado has become a world-renowned destination. From the use of early cutting edge technologies (such as providing guests with telephone service and electricity), to its ideal atmosphere for entertaining, to its Victorian elegance and charm, the Hotel del Coronado is truly one of a kind. The Hotel del Coronado has touched the lives of most San Diegans, and has attracted numerous notable names throughout the world including Presidents Benjamin Harrison and Richard Nixon, world dignitaries, movie stars, and other world figures such as Charles Lindberg.
55.00 linear ft
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