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Remember San Diego in the 1970s? Great Photos & a Book about the Gaslamp Quarter

Take a stroll down memory lane and explore San Diego in the 1970s with a series of great photos we've dug up on Flickr. Plus, a book on the Gaslamp Quarter to explore even further!
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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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