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

Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office

 
 
Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, April 18, 2022
1. Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office Marker
Inscription.  California’s first seaside resort community was established here in 1869 by Mr. F. A. Hihn. The grand opening was held on July 4, 1874, for the 15 acre resort, located in the present Village and Depot Hill areas. The Superintendent’s Office, built from local redwood in the 1880’s, served as the headquarters for Camp Capitola until 1930.
 
Erected 1973 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Capitola Historical Society. (Marker Number 860.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1885.
 
Location. 36° 58.374′ N, 121° 57.036′ W. Marker is in Capitola, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Monterey Avenue and Capitola Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Monterey Avenue. Plaque is on south wall of building facing Monterey Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Monterey Ave, 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
Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
2. Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office Marker
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crow flies. First Capitola City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Lawn Way Cottages (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitola’s Natural Riches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Venetian Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); China Beach (approx. ľ mile away); Charlotte (Charlie) Parkhurst (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Butterfield Stage stopped here. (approx. 1.3 miles away); S.S. Palo Alto (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitola.
 
Former Superintendent's Office for Camp Capitola Resort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
3. Former Superintendent's Office for Camp Capitola Resort
Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, April 18, 2022
4. Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office NRHP Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.   2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on April 19, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 6, 2022