Apotheque Spa Building History


About our historical building located in
downtown Oceanside.


The Apotheque Lifestyle Spa is located in the earliest remaining brick commercial / residential structure erected in the boom of the 1880s in Oceanside.


Building Timeline:

1886

The building was built by Theodore Bunker. The first floor was intended for store usage and the upstairs was planned for a hall.Later that same year, the San Diego Union reported that the $3000 building “will be an ornament to the town,” and it was utilized for a Town meeting hall.

1889

Mr. Bunker was unable to repay his debt on the property, and it went back to Mrs. Couts, his financier. (Sounds a lot like today!!) During her ownership the property was utilized as a boarding house for railroad workers.

1904

Mr. Rieke bought the property and added on the back portion of the house. The Riekes became well known builders in Oceanside.

1923

H.J. Crawford bought the building.

1945

It was sold in to George Haddox.

1947

Mr. Haddox sold it to Ralph and Ella Rogers. This lovely couple operated the Rogers Music Co., leasing jukeboxes to local bars throughout the county. They leased the upstairs to boarders. After his retirement from the music business Mr. Rogers named the building the Travelers Hotel.

1970′s

In later years the building fell into disrepair and was associated with prostitution activities in Oceanside.

1977

The building was abandoned after Rogers passed away.

1983

Rosaline acquires the building and attempts to establish a restaurant, but challenges with the city led her to drop this idea.

1987-1991

The City of Oceanside uses the building for offices.

2010

Apotheque Lifestyle Spa revitalizes the building at 322 N. Cleveland Street bringing new life, positive energy, and wellness to the community of Oceanside.


 


APOTHEQUE SPA SERVICES
UNIQUE JUST LIKE YOU!

Our spa treatments are therapeutic and also the joy of self-indulgence.
Take time to take care of yourself. Walk through the door of Apotheque Spa and discover Ancient Wisdoms & Old World Remedies.
With over 65 Spa Treatments, 24 Essential Oils and 27 Fragrance Oils
we offer a completely unique spa experience every time.