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Nobody Asked Me, But… No. 212: Hotel History: Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California (1888) | By Stanley Turkel

Hotel History: Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California*. The renowned Hotel del Coronado is a grand example of elegant Victorian architecture providing one of the most beautiful and popular beach resorts in the United States. The Del was conceived by two mid-western businessmen, Elisha Babcock, Jr. and Hampton L. Story who bought the entire undeveloped 4,100 acres on the peninsula of Coronado for $110,000. Babcock was a retired railroad executive from Evansville, Indiana and Story the ow...
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