Tag Archive: 1800s

Jan 29

Name that adobe

The Murray Adobe in 1967, before Mission Plaza was built.

This week a little different format, the photo is a bit of a mental scavenger hunt. Can you name this building?

Sep 04

Horatio Southgate Rembaugh, Tribune editor

Horatio Southgate Rembaugh, was the public face of the Tribune when it was founded in 1869. The photo is circa 1910. Photo courtesy Stacy McKitrick.

Horatio S. Rembaugh traveled many miles before he set out to California, arriving in San Luis Obispo just in time to help publish the first edition of the Tribune. Born in Philadelphia August 3, 1840 he would never know his mother. Ann Rembaugh died within 9 months of Horatio’s birth. The fourth and last child …

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Apr 03

Laughery Hotel, Higuera and Morro Streets

Undated photo of The Laughery Hotel at the corner of Higuera and Morro streets. The corner was once home to the Golden State Hotel (1935-1940), Cal Photo, and now the Apple Store. The photo is pre-automobile but post telegraph/telephone. The May 5, 1894 editon of The Tribune carried ads for a half dozen hotels including …

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