Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Parfet, Robert, Architect (firm); Simpson, William, Construction Company (firm); Walker and Eisen, Architects (firm); Wheeler, Richard George, and Associates, Architects, San Diego, CA (firm); Percy Augustus Eisen (architect); Ralph Beaumont Erskine Jr. (architect); David Hecht (architect); Robert Parfet (architect); William Simpson (building contractor); James Tanner (architect); Albert Raymond Walker (architect); Richard George Wheeler (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926

16 stories

702 Ash Street
San Diego, CA 92101-3228

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702 Ash Street at Seventh Street;

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Building #01001458, January 17, 2002; located on the prominent Cortez Hill, the El Cortez Hotel was, until the early 1960s, the tallest building on the San Diego skyline at 310 feet high; it opened with 117 rooms arranged on 16 stories; it was a notable design done in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style;

Richard George Wheeler and Associates, Architects and Robert Parfet, Architect, associated together on renovations to the El Cortez Hotel in 1954. Ralph B. Erskine, an architect within the Wheeler Office also worked on the hotel.

National Register of Historic Places (January 17, 2002): 1001458 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 4609