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Remembering San Diego in the 1970s: A Series of Great Photos We Dug Up on Flickr

Take a trip down memory lane and explore San Diego in the 1970s with this series of great photos we dug up on Flickr. Plus, check out this book about the Gaslamp Quarter we found on Amazon!
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Remember San Diego in the 1970s? This is a series of great photos that we dug up on Flickr. If you’re a fan of San Diego history, check out this book we found on Amazon about the Gaslamp Quarter.

Looking south from 5th and Ash streets. The one-story structure on the left (southeast corner of 5th and Ash) is gone, now a parking lot. The Arno hotel is now the Mason, restored after a fire a few years ago. The Sandford, the four story hotel with the Old Heidelberg lounge on the first floor, has undergone a few renovations since this picture was taken.

Source: Tom & Michelle Vissers

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5th Avenue, downtown San Diego, 1975 or so…before they started calling it the Gaslamp Quarter. ’64 Bonneville (I think) parked amongst the litter. Photo by Michelle.

Source: Tom & Michelle Vissers

An animated discussion in the pre-redevelopment Horton Plaza park. “Breakout” with Charles Bronson is playing at the Plaza Theater; a cherry-top SDPD car is just visible.

Source: Tom & Michelle Vissers

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