San Diego marked the starting point for our drive along the Pacific Coast Highway heading north to San Francisco. Little did I know how many pictures I would take along this journey over the course of eight days. We drove to Coronado Island and visited the Hotel del Coronado.
Hotel del Coronado (also known as The Del and Hotel Del to the locals) is a beachfront luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the last remaining examples from the Queen Anne Revival period, and certainly the finest. It is one of the oldest and largest all-wooden buildings in California, built entirely from lumber shipped in from the Pacific Northwest. And it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, and is a designated California Historical Landmark.
When it opened in 1888, it was the largest resort hotel in the world. It has hosted presidents, royalty, and celebrities through the years. The hotel has been featured in numerous movies and books.
I could not believe how many shingles actually cover the entire development. And I can't imagine what would be required of them given that the resort is a historic landmark should the resort ever need to be "re-roofed." Would they need to re-roof with the old style of shingles or would an exception be made to utilize the architectural style shingles that are in wide use today?
Photo captured August 15, 2012.
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