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The Davis-Horton House

The Davis-Horton House paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 06/11/2019
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The Davis-Horton House (formerly known as the William Heath Davis House) built in 1850, is the oldest standing structure in Downtown San Diego. It serves as the home of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) and the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-H

410 Island Ave
San Diego , CA 92101
Phone: (619) 233-4692
Open to the public: Yes

https://gaslampfoundation.org/the-d...

Lat: 32.710580
Lon: -117.160730

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 1
Claims: 4
Evidence: 0
Resources: 6
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History

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William Heath Davis was the first person to attempt to build what is today known as downtown San Diego. It was 1850 when he decided to buy a shipment of eight east coast "saltbox" style homes and have them shipped around Cape Horn to San Diego Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Horton arrived in San Diego in 1867 hoping to pick up the pieces of the failures of Mr. Davis. Horton and his wife moved into the house while awaiting the building of their mansion. Entering into the real estate business, Mr. Horton orchestrated the first real estate "boom" that took place in San Diego, California.

Added by: sdonley on 08/02/2019 DB#:500
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https://www.ghostsandgravestones.com/san-diego/hau...


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This historic home is considered the oldest structure in downtown San Diego that was built in 1850. Davis was one of the founders of what later became the downtown area. Mr. Davis never lived in this house he built.

It is the home of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation and renamed to the Gaslamp Museum and open for tours. Strange incidents like apparitions of a Victorian woman at the stair landing, old style gas lamps suddenly lighting up and unexplained lighting issues have been reported by employees.

Added by: sdonley on 08/02/2019 DB#:1495
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https://www.theworldisabook.com/23294/13-haunted-p...


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3075 08/02/2019 sdonley The apparition of a woman in Victorian clothing has been seen on the stairs landing.
3076 08/02/2019 sdonley The old style gas lamps suddenly light up on their own.
3077 08/02/2019 sdonley Strange lighting and electrical issues sometimes occur.
3078 08/02/2019 sdonley Investigators have recorded EVPs within the building.

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Haunted Guide to the William Heath Davis House (Davis Horton House)
Added: 08/02/2019 By: sdonley
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gaslampfoundation.org
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Davis-Horton House
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Trip Advisor
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Yelp Page
Added: 08/02/2019 By: sdonley
33 reviews of Gaslamp Museum at The Davis-Horton House "What a interesting place. Enjoyed learning about the site,the families that lived ther and the value of the home."
William Heath Davis House | San Diego Ghost Hunters
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