Hotel proposed for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (1895)


Front view of the proposed new hotel near Golden Gate Park

A syndicate of capitalists have arranged to build a large hotel near Golden Gate Park. The plans have been drawn, and most of the preliminaries have been completed.

The structure will be 500 by 200 feet in size on the ground plan, and it will have three stories. It will be picturesque, in Spanish design, with a large interior court, and will be of wood and brick. The grounds will consist of a 600-foot block owned by a local capitalist, and the hotel will be owned by a number of San Francisco gentlemen, and will be conducted in first-class style.

The object is to make this hotel a pleasure resort in summer and winter for people who wish to come from the interior of the state, or from other states or foreign countries, for the purpose of enjoying the refreshing sea breezes of this climate, and at the same time be near Golden Gate Park. Connected with the new hotel will be an extensive livery stable and cyclery.

Residents of the City who do not wish to go to the country for their vacations will have an opportunity to free themselves from household cares by making their homes temporarily in this new establishment.

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