J. P. Andrews Building

J. P. Andrews Building (HMARH)

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 San Luis Obispo County
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N 35° 16.909', W 120° 39.686'

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City of San Luis Obispo Historic Building

On this site, the storied original Andrews Hotel stood. The grand opening of that remarkable structure was celebrated July 3, 1885. Nine and one half months later, on Palm Sunday, April 18, 1886 it burned to the ground. On the ashes, the present structure, the J.P. Andrews Building was erected to serve as the offices of the J.P. Andrews Banking Company. The building was completed in 1893 and the J.P. Andrews Banking Company opened for business January 2, 1894. J.P. Andrews was described by editor Myron Angel as "a man of great force and iron will". He made his first money in ranching, founded the Bank of San Luis Obispo in 1893, among the many enterprises which were the products of his tireless industry. The great grandson of Revolutionary War General Charles Colesworth Pinckney, John Pinckney Andrews came to California in 1857 from Montgomery County, North Carolina, and settled in San Luis Obispo County in 1859. The J.P. Andrews building has housed many businesses, among them the commercial bank, the automobile club, a restaurant and a newspaper.

The restoration process of the main floor offices was accomplished by Mission Mortgage Exchange of San Luis Obispo, April 6, 1981.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 712683 N 3906804
Decimal Degrees35.28181667, -120.66143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 16.909', W 120° 39.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 16' 54.54" N, 120° 39' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)805, 858
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 967 Osos St, San Luis Obispo CA 93401, US
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