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Francisco Alzina House

 
 
Francisco Alzina House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
1. Francisco Alzina House Marker
Inscription.  
1850 Home of Francisco Alzina,
Santa Cruz’ first sheriff
under state government

 
Erected by Santa Cruz Historical Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 36° 58.666′ N, 122° 1.83′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Sylvar Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 Sylvar 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. Willey House (a few steps from this marker); "El Camino Real" (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Santa Cruz Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Methodist (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mission Santa Cruz (about 300 feet away); Site of the Original Native American Cemetery Wall (about 400 feet away); William Reynolds House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
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Regarding Francisco Alzina House. This simple house, in the form of a New England style saltbox, is said to be the oldest frame house in Santa Cruz. It was built for Francisco Alzina, a prominent early citizen.
Source: Mission Hill Walking Tour brochure
 
Francisco Alzina House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, January 3, 2013
2. Francisco Alzina House and Marker
The marker is mounted at the far right of the front of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 819 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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