NO. 491 THE EXCHANGE HOTEL - This tablet marks the site of the Exchange Hotel. Here, on June 29,1851, Masons met for the first time in San Diego and organized the lodge which became San Diego Lodge No. 35, F. & A.M., the oldest lodge of Masons in Southern California.
2729 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110
The Exchange Hotel (and the Franklin Hotel) abutted the Racine & Laramie Tobacconist. The site is now a vacant lot.