Historic Lawn Way Cottages
The Historic Lawn Way Cottages were established and dedicated on July 29, 1911. It is believed Lawn Way was the first site of the holiday tents that formed the beginning of Camp Capitola on July 4, 1874 by Samuel Hall, the founder of Capitola.
The cottages were built using first generation pure-heart redwood trees from the vast forest in Santa Cruz Mountains. The wood may have come from the Laurel Lumber Mills owned by the legendary Fredrick Augustus Hiln, who began the development of Capitola in 1882 and was the original builder of the Lawn Way Cottages and the large attached beach houses on the Esplanade called the Six Sisters.
The once popular palm and olive tree lane called Lawn Way adorned with cobblestone walkways with two tall, brass gas lanterns at either end, served as a centerpiece for the entrance to Hiln's 160 room Grand Hotel Capitola, in the 1920's, directly to the East.
The Historic Lawn Way Cottages stand as a reminder of our yesterdays with many cool, foggy mornings, warm spring days, and balmy summer nights of serenity and beauty in this wonderful place we love... Capitola.
Centennial Anniversary 1911-2011
Calvert Family Trust
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 36° 58.354′ N, 121° 57.067′ W. Marker is in Capitola, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Lawn Way, on the right when traveling west. Lawn Way is for pedestrians only. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 and 116 Lawn Way, Capitola CA 95010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitola’s Natural Riches
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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