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Weeks House

 
 
Weeks House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
1. Weeks House Marker
Inscription.  
Santa Cruz
Weeks House
Built circa 1886-1888 for Thomas J. Weeks
Le Baron R. Olive, Designer

Historical Society

 
Erected by Santa Cruz County Museum of Art & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 36° 58.239′ N, 122° 2.062′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of California Street and Otis Street, on the right when traveling north on California Street. The marker is mounted to the left of the front door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 724 California Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lora Effey House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Bias Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); California Craftsman Bungalow (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Palmer House
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Leon & Jeanette Rowland Residence 1929-1977 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named California Craftsman Bungalow (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Regarding Weeks House. This is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Santa Cruz Historic Building Survey, Volume I, 1976, Page 53
”724 California Street, Eastlake, 1886-88
A grand Eastlake mansion with a high corner tower, bracketed square bays, a two story gabled gallery over the entrance, and a veranda on the ground floor. There are elaborate moldings around the windows, a band of buttons over the ground floor, and a pierced frieze in the veranda. The house was built for Thomas Weeks who made a fortune selling potatoes to gold miners.

[Architectural Significance as an Example of its Style:] Exceptional.”
    — Submitted August 31, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.
 
Weeks House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
2. Weeks House
Northwest Corner.
Weeks House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
3. Weeks House
Front
Weeks House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
4. Weeks House
South Side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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