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Long-Waterman Carriage House, 1889 2410 First Avenue


A monument from more elegant times, the National Register listed Long-Waterman House (No. 37 SDRHR) was constructed at the corner of First and Kalmia Streets in 1889. The spacious, three- story, single-family Queen Ann style Victorian residence was designed by famed architect D.B. Benson for John S. Long, owner of the Coronado Fruit Package Company. Long also owned the largest rotary veneer machine in the world and had a profitable business importing exotic woods and manufacturing seamless ten foot long hardwood veneer used in interior fine finishing and furniture and buggy decoration. The spectacular rich wood interior of the home reflects Long’s specialty. D.B. Benson is noted for having been the


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