The world famous US Grant hotel in downtown San Diego is receiving a façade refresh!
I noticed several workers on scaffolding today as I walked down Broadway.
The hotel opened in 1910–over a century ago. The son of President Ulysses S. Grant oversaw the building of the Grant Hotel, which was designed by architect Harrison Albright. Past guests have included Albert Einstein, Charles Lindbergh and twelve United States Presidents!
Did you know San Diego Comic-Con held their very first convention at the U.S .Grant Hotel back in 1970? Back then the nascent convention was called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con.
Here’s a page on the hotel’s website providing a bit of the history, including a period when the elegant building had become sadly neglected.
After the current refresh, the hotel should appear simply glorious!
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You didn’t mention the part about the current OWNERS.
The SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION…SAN DIEGO’S ORIGINAL NATIVES…. The Indians, that this same president FORCED TO SURVIVE ON SYCUAN INDIAN RESERVATION, in hopes they would just die out….WELL, THEY DIDN’T.