Punctuated by twin rising towers, San
Diego's first granite building is an excellent example of Baroque Revival architecture.
The four story structure housed The Bank of Commerce until 1893, when entrepreneur Isidor
Louis opened an oyster bar which became a favorite of Wyatt Earp. The
upper floors later became known as the Golden Poppy Hotel, a notorious brothel run by
fortune teller Madame Cora. Her ladies wore dresses colored to match the doors to their
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