Kraft Building - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 44.807 W 117° 15.065
11S E 476478 N 3623243
Quick Description: This Building is located at 4991 Newport Ave in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 11:53:19 AM
Waymark Code: WME9ZP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:
A plaque on this building displays this old photo and the following text:

"Original Use: Kraft Building
Date Opened: 1927

The Kraft Building was dedicated in January of 1927 as a commercial
building that housed medical and dental offices upstairs, and Kraft
Drug Store and a soda fountain downstairs.

Local legend states Charles Lindbergh ate sandwiches at Kraft while
waiting for his plane the Spirit of St. Louis to be finished at nearby
Ryan Aviation (near the site later dedicated as Lindbergh Field.)

Fred Kraft, owner and operator of the drugstore, became a state senator in 1942.

Kraft Drug Store later became Adler's Pharmacy.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the west side of the Kraft Building was
home to The Seaside Grill.

A Joint Project of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, the Ocean Beach Community Foundation & the Ocean Beach Historical Society"

Today, the site is a convenience store call Super Max downstairs and apartments upstairs.
Year photo was taken: c. 1927

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