President Benjamin Harrison Visits The Del

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People surround President Benjamin Harrison as he visits the Del c. 1891

April 23, 1891 — President Benjamin Harrison Visits The Del

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 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.”