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Historical Significance of the Southern Hotel, and the Bernasconi's in comparison to the rest of the worlds history.
Created by sarahmotte
on May 22, 2008
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 06:13 PM
Major restoration done on the Southern Hotel, making it appear as it does today.
Project Starting Date for the Hotel
Two back to back fires nearly destroy the Southern Hotel and all hopes of restoring it. One fire believed to have been deliberately set.
The grant was approved by the state on March 13th, 1985 for restoration
Hotel Declared and eyesore and a public nuisance
The Hotel was dedicated to the Bernasconi's, being built in 1886
Marcellina dies 3 months before her 100th birthday.
The Southern Hotel closed to customers but served as a private residence for Matilda.
Marcellina Bernasconi, then 89, deeded as gift, several lots of land to four of her children. The lots holding the Southern Hotel (6 & 7, Block 21) were given to Matilda Roberts and Dorothy Thompson
Pictured is the Bernasconi's tombstone located at the local Perris Cemetery on Perris Blvd.
The Bernasconi's home was used as a hotel until this time.
The bank of Perris is located across the street; built by Wilbert W. Stewart, and operated by the Stewart Family.
North Side of the foyer used as a clothing store, and the bay was probably removed.