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Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Lora Effey House

Lora Effey House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
1. Lora Effey House Marker
Santa Cruz
Lora Effey House
Stick Eastlake Style
Edward L. Van Cleeck, Architect
Historical Trust Landmark

Erected by Santa Cruz County Museum of Arts & History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 36° 58.342′ N, 122° 2.075′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Walnut Avenue near Mission Street (California Route 1), on the left when traveling east. The marker is mounted on the front porch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 512 Walnut Avenue, 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. California Craftsman Bungalow (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weeks House (about 600 feet away); Howe House (about 700 feet away); Albion Paris Swanton House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Palmer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Terry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Field
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fachutar House of Perfume (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
Regarding Lora Effey House. This is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
Additional commentary.
1. Santa Cruz Historic Building Survey, Volume III, March 2013, Page 103
”512 Walnut Avenue, Effey/Alzina House, Queen Anne, ca. 1893
This ca. 1893 two‐story Queen Anne‐style residence is an imposing composition of interlocking details. The complex hipped and gabled form, with its projecting two‐story bay window, cantilevered second story wing, and recessed entry porch are clearly architect‐designed. The house may have been designed by architect, Edward Van Cleeck, although no sources have been located to confirm the architect. The house was constructed for Frank Alzina, son of early settler, Francisco Alzina. Frank worked as a butcher and married Lora Pfund Effey, an esteemed local teacher, in 1887. Alzina first built a barn on the property in 1892 and soon after this residence. In recent times it was owned by Hulda Hoover McLean until 2006. McLean was one
Lora Effey House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, August 27, 2022
2. Lora Effey House
of Santa Cruz County’s first female supervisors and was the niece of former President Herbert Hoover. The house continues to be owned by the McLean family."
    — Submitted September 1, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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