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Horton Plaza Mall - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 32° 42.865 W 117° 09.717
11S E 484822 N 3619639
Quick Description: Horton Plaza Mall is located at 324 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, California. It is named for Alonzo Horton.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2019 3:07:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM10ENC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
The Place:

Horton Plaza is a five-level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego known for its bright colors, architectural tricks, and odd spatial rhythms. It stands on 6.5 city blocks adjacent to the city's historic Gaslamp Quarter.

It was the first successful downtown retail center since the rise of suburban shopping centers decades earlier. Nordstrom closed in 2016, leaving a vacant anchor store. The only current anchor store is Macy's. In August 2018, the property was sold to developer Stockdale Capital Partners, which plans to convert it into an office-retail complex. (visit link)

The Person:

Alonzo Erastus Horton (October 24, 1813 – January 7, 1909) was an American real estate developer in the nineteenth century. The Horton Plaza mall in San Diego is named for him.

Horton went down in history as a tireless, enthusiastic supporter of the interests of whatever locality he happened to be living in, saying after moving to Wisconsin, "My principle is to be as happy as I can every day, to try and make everyone else as happy as I can, and to try to make no one unhappy." (visit link)
Year it was dedicated: August 9, 1985

Location of Coordinates: Entrance near the pyramid

Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Building

Related Web address (if available): Not listed

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