The San Diego Union Building

Union Museum

This prefabricated wood-frame structure probably arrived from the East Coast by ship in 1851. The building was reassembled in Old Town San Diego.

In 1967, James S. Copley, the publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune, had the building restored to look as it did in 1868 when the first edition of the newspaper came off the press. The interior represents a typical newsroom layout and editor's office. The Washington Hand Press is the same model press that printed the first edition of the San Diego Union in 1868.

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