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Emperor Norton at the Metropolitan Hotel

This day in 1863 saw the auction of the furnishings and other contents of the Metropolitan Hotel at the southwest corner of Sansome and Bush Streets, in San Francisco. Emperor Norton had lived here for the past two years. The same year, 1863, the Emperor began living at his best-known residence  the Eureka Lodgings on Commercial Street. Almost certainly, it was the closing of the Metropolitan that prompted the move. But this was not the first time Joshua Norton had lived at this corner.

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