Benjamin Harrison visits the Del

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President Benjamin Harrison Visits The Del

1891

President Benjamin Harrison (in top hat at the bottom of the stairs), who was touring the country by train, had breakfast at The Del. This was the first time in history that an in-office United States president had visited San Diego. Later, Harrison told future President William Taft (another Del visitor), “One who has ever breathed this atmosphere would want to live here always.”

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