Posts Tagged ‘St. James Hotel’

13th April
written by Richard

What has become of the police force? The archives of the city show that there is such an organization here, yet . . . the criminal element has been holding high carnival during the last few days, “the guardians of the peace” have done nothing to indicate they are on duty. –San Diego Union, August 6, 1887.

Fighting crime in 1887 San Diego: Policing the City.


18th May
written by Richard

The San Diego Public Library began in 1882. San Diego’s “literary resort” was the second floor of a bank building at Fifth and G, where it shared space with a dentist’s office.

Read more about the first Public Library.