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Alonzo Horton's Residence at First and Fir in 1887

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Photo by Herve Friend, 1887

A. E. Horton's residence at First and Fir, built in 1885 and demolished in 1956. The photo was taken by Herve Friend for Douglas Gunn's 1887 book 'Picturesque San Diego'. Gunn was the 5th Mayor of San Diego. He bought the San Diego Union in 1871 and published annual reviews of the progress of the City and County in pamphlet form. For 1887's review, he was urged to document the developments in illustrated form. He contracted with the American Photogravure Company and he and Mr. Friend captured photos for the book.

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