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Old 15-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #133
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Lightbulb Hotel Califawnia

It Was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977...It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California...

In the mid-1880s, the San Diego region was in the midst of one of its first real estate booms. At that time, it was common for a developer to build a grand hotel as a draw for what would otherwise be a barren landscape...The Crown Room was Reid's masterpiece. Its wooden ceiling was installed with pegs and glue. Not a single nail was used...

On April 7, 1920 Edward, Prince of Wales, was honoured with a grand banquet in the Crown Room... There has been speculation that it was at this event that he first met his future wife Wallis Spencer...He pointed out that "the fathers, mothers and wives were given priority to the rooms because it may be the last time they will see their sons and husbands."

The SS Monte Carlo was an oil tanker launched in 1921 as the SS McKittrick but later became a gambling and prostitution ship in 1936 off the coast of Coronado, California...Ever since then, some guests that have checked into room 3327 have reported flickering lights and floating objects...

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