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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Santa Cruz County, California

 
Clickable Map of Santa Cruz County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Santa Cruz County, CA (255) Monterey County, CA (236) San Benito County, CA (50) San Mateo County, CA (182) Santa Clara County, CA (529)  SantaCruzCounty(255) Santa Cruz County (255)  MontereyCounty(236) Monterey County (236)  SanBenitoCounty(50) San Benito County (50)  SanMateoCounty(182) San Mateo County (182)  SantaClaraCounty(529) Santa Clara County (529)
Santa Cruz is the county seat for Santa Cruz County
Adjacent to Santa Cruz County, California
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1California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — Aptos Grocery & Post Office1899
On Soquel Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Built by James Leonard & Financed by his gold mine. His son Thomas Leonard was PostmasterMap (db m195874) HM
2California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — First High Altitude Airplane Flights March 1905
On Dolphin Drive south of Via Nevella, on the left when traveling south.
One hundred years ago, in the skies above this monument, three soaring flights were made on March 16th, 17th, and 20th, by an aeroplane- glider flown by Aeronaut and parachute dare- devil, Daniel John Maloney, which had been designed and . . . Map (db m100963) HM
3California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — Hotel Bayview
On Soquel Drive, on the left when traveling east.
This establishment sits on a portion of the Mexican Grant Rancho de Aptos conveyed to Rafael Castro by Jose Figueroa in 1833. The hotel was built in 1870 by Jose Arano, a french basque who had married Castro's youngest daughter Maria de Las . . . Map (db m25571) HM
4California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — S.S. Palo Alto
Near Las Olas Drive.
Though hopelessly broken and firmly at rest, the cement ship Palo Alto has become an important legacy whose value has not decreased today. As the colorful chapters of her past resonate through her hull she is protected as a historic resource, a . . . Map (db m49852) HM
5California, Santa Cruz County, Aptos — Seacliff SS Palo Alto 100 years
On State Park Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Fearing the world might run out of steel, the United States commissioned tankers built of concrete during World War I (1914-1918). Launched in Oakland on May 29, 1919, the SS Palo Alto arrived too late to serve her intended purpose. She remained . . . Map (db m134748) HM
6California, Santa Cruz County, Ben Lomond — Ben Lomond Library and Club House
On Mill Street near Main Street, on the left when traveling west.
Historic Landmark 1914 Ben Lomond Library and Club House Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203074) HM
Paid Advertisement
7California, Santa Cruz County, Ben Lomond — First Community Church in Ben Lomond
On Central Avenue at Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Central Avenue.
Santa Cruz County c. 1890 First Community Church in Ben Lomond The Museum of Art & History Second Marker: The Wee Kirk 1891 Has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United . . . Map (db m203032) HM
8California, Santa Cruz County, Ben Lomond — Park Hall
On Mill Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
Historic Landmark 1912 Park Hall Community Owned Since 1923 Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203211) HM
9California, Santa Cruz County, Ben Lomond — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
On Riverside Avenue at Glen Arbor Road, on the right when traveling west on Riverside Avenue.
Santa Cruz County Consecrated 1901 by The Rt. Rev. William Ford Nichols Bishop of California Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203073) HM
10California, Santa Cruz County, Ben Lomond — The Oaks
Near Love Creek Road, on the right when traveling north.
Santa Cruz Co. ca. 1890 Summer place built by Dr. Carlton, Oakland dentist Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203033) HM
11California, Santa Cruz County, Big Basin — 827 — The First State Park
Near Lodge Road near Sequoia Trail Crossing.
A group of conservationists led by Andrew P. Hill camped at the base of Slippery Rock on May 15, 1900 and formed the Sempervirens Club to preserve the redwoods of Big Basin. Their efforts resulted in deeding 3,500 acres of primeval forest to the . . . Map (db m2350) HM
12California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Basham Boarding House1891
On Central Avenue (California Route 9), on the left when traveling north.
Built by J.W. Basham, his daughter Rachel operated the boarding house after inheriting it in 1903. An ice cream parlor owned by Mildred Moody Cress later occupied the ground floor. In 1920, Newton Raymor bought the property and re-named it the Rex . . . Map (db m203071) HM
13California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Brown Family ResidenceSince construction
On West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Historic Landmark 1898 Ezra Shreve & Joseph Brown, builders The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203022) HM
Paid Advertisement
14California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Grace Episcopal Church Building
Near State Route 9, on the left when traveling north.
The building stands in the original town of Lorenzo, laid out by sawmill owner Joseph Peery, who included a “no whiskey” clause in each lot’s deed. In 1885 Boulder Creek was chosen for the terminus of the railroad from Felton, and after . . . Map (db m62531) HM
15California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — I.O.O.F. Hall
On Central Avenue (California Route 9) at Central Avenue (California Route 9), on the left when traveling north on Central Avenue.
Santa Cruz County 1900 Built by Boulder Creek Lodge 152 Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203025) HM
16California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — McLeod House
On Hillside Terrace, on the left when traveling north.
Historic Landmark 1899 Queen Anne Victorian Cottage The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203023) HM
17California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Mountain Echo Newspaper Office
On Central Avenue (California Route 9) at Forest Street, on the right when traveling north on Central Avenue.
Historic Landmark Built 1892 Remodeled 1930's The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203028) HM
18California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Stagg/Hartman House
On Pine Street, on the left when traveling north.
Santa Cruz County ca. 1895 Queen Anne Cottage Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203024) HM
19California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — The Swamp House
On Forest Street at Pine Street, on the right when traveling west on Forest Street.
Locally known as "The Swamp House," from 1892 to 1920, this brothel occupied what is now the empty lot behind the Odd Fellows Hall. The high water table created a murky slough in front of this den of intiquity, and to approach the house, patrons had . . . Map (db m104985) HM
20California, Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek — Women's Christian Temperance Union
On Central Avenue (California Route 9), on the right when traveling north.
Santa Cruz County 1893 Free Reading Room Town's First Library Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203030) HM
Paid Advertisement
21California, Santa Cruz County, Brookdale — World famous Brookdale Lodge
On State Highway 9, on the right.
Built in 1903 by Judge J.H. Logan on the site of an Old Logging camp and was first named the Minnehaha Hotel after a fictional Native American character depicted in The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It received its . . . Map (db m190696) HM
22California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — 860 — Camp Capitola Superintendent’s Office
On Monterey Avenue at Capitola Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Monterey Avenue.
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 . . . Map (db m2351) HM
23California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — Capitola’s Natural RichesThe Capitola Wharf
On Monterey Avenue at The Esplanade, on the right when traveling west on Monterey Avenue.
The riches of river and sea have attracted people to this area for hundreds of years. The Soquel Ohlone Indians once hunted and gathered in nearby valleys and along the shore, Later Chinese and Italian fishermen harvested the bay’s fish and . . . Map (db m63623) HM
24California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — China Beach
On New Brighton State Beach Parking Lot, 0.4 miles south of McGregor Drive, on the left when traveling south.
During the 1870's and 1880's, a small village constructed of scrap lumber and driftwood was erected at the base of these cliffs. Known as China Beach, or China Cove, it was established by Chinese fishermen who set their nets by boat and then hauled . . . Map (db m19881) HM
25California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — First Capitola City Hall
On Monterey Avenue at Lawn Way, on the right when traveling south on Monterey Avenue.
Historic Landmark 1949-1950 First Capitola City HallMap (db m200841) HM
26California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — Historic Lawn Way Cottages114 and 116 Lawn Way — Capitola, California —
On Lawn Way, on the right when traveling west.
Original Marker: The early land surrounding Capitola first saw sea side lagoons and meadows of colorful wild flowers, eucalyptus trees and butterflies with Ohlone Indians fishing in Soquel Creek to glowing barely fields and a potato . . . Map (db m147263) HM
27California, Santa Cruz County, Capitola — Venetian Court
On Wharf Road near Cliff Drive, on the left when traveling south.
First California Condominium Sea Side Resort Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the Department of Parks and Recreation 1924Map (db m63709) HM
28California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Big Creek Light and Power Company
Near Big Creek Road.
The third hydroelectric power plant in California, built by Fred Swanton, local promoter and founder of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, began operations on this site March of 1896. In the plant's final configuration, water from Big Creek, Boyer Creek . . . Map (db m100965) HM
29California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Davenport Jail
On Center Street east of Cabrillo Highway (California Highway 1), on the left when traveling east.
Built in 1914, the entire structure is made of Santa Cruz Portland Cement from the nearby Davenport Cement Plant. During its history, the two-cell jail saw little use in this peaceful community. It once held two boys from San Mateo while they . . . Map (db m100921) HM
30California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Don Gaspar de PortoláCañada de la Salud
Near Cabrillo Highway, on the right when traveling north.
Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769 Don Gaspar de Portolá And his land expedition, seeking Monterey Bay, camped for three days to rest those sick. Because of their rapid recovery, Father Crespi named the valley Cañada de la Salud On . . . Map (db m62418) HM
31California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Site of the Historic Foresters Hall1910 – 1997
On Cabrillo Highway (State Highway 1) at Center Street on Cabrillo Highway. Reported missing.
Dances, early motion pictures, and social affairs took place in the hall. The building played a significant role as a gathering place for Davenport’s first residents.Map (db m62416) HM
32California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church1915
Near Church Street at Marine View Avenue.
Constructed of concrete by local workers Santa Cruz Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m62415) HM
33California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Swanton
On Swanton Road.
The Ocean Shore Railway was Incorporated in May of 1905 to build a “road" along the coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz via Half Moon Bay under the leadership of A.D. Bowen, J.D. Harvey, J.A. Folger, P.D. Martin, and others. A 26 mile . . . Map (db m62417) HM
34California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Swanton Pacific RanchThe History of Swanton — As told by Al Smith, July, 1990 —
Near Stanton Road near Big Creek Road, on the left when traveling north.
Indian Days Most of the Indian activity of the Central California Ohlone Tribe took place in the canyon or valley to the north, Waddell Creek. which runs east and west and has a greater beach area. Some evidence such as shell piles and . . . Map (db m106636) HM
35California, Santa Cruz County, Davenport — Washout 1997 to 2001
Near Stanton Road near Big Creek Road, on the left when traveling north.
In 1998, the Swanton Pacific Railroad was blessed by Mother Nature. The high water floods caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon washed away about 200 feet of creek bank along Scotts Creek. The SPRR main line runs about one mile along the normally . . . Map (db m106639) HM
36California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — 583 — Felton Covered Bridge
Near Covered Bridge Road, 0.5 miles south of Graham Hill Road.
Built in 1892-93 and believed to be the tallest covered bridge in the country, it stood as the only entry to Felton for 45 years. In 1937 it was retired from active service to become a pedestrian bridge and figured prominently in many films of that . . . Map (db m2348) HM
37California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — Felton Presbyterian Church
On Felton Empire Road at Felton Empire Road, on the left when traveling west on Felton Empire Road.
Santa Cruz County 1893 Felton Presbyterian Church Gothic Revival Style 1st Church in Felton Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203075) HM
38California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — Heisler / Shay / Climax LocomotiveNational Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark — Felton, California —
Heisler Locomotive, built by Stearns Manufacturing Company, 1899. Shay Locomotive, built by Lima Locomotive Works, 1912. Climax Locomotive, built by Climax Manufacturing Company, 1928. The Shay locomotive, patented in 1881, and its two . . . Map (db m190694) HM
39California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — Historic Lime Kilns
A hundred years ago, the intense heat from the kiln fires would have kept you at a distance. Shouts and curses in Portuguese and Italian would fill the air as men labored to quarry stone, work the kilns, and haul in hundreds of loads of firewood. . . . Map (db m58968) HM
40California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — Roaring Camp Covered Bridge
Dedicated to the pioneer spirit of America which bridges past, present and future Designed in 1844 by Thomas Willis Pratt Constructed 1969 by Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Guage RR. First Pratt-Truss covered bridge built in . . . Map (db m190688) HM
41California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — The Cremer House
On State Highway 9 south of Felton Empire Road/Graham Hill Road, on the right when traveling north.
The Cremer Hotel was completed in 1876 to house, feed & entertain the laborers who massed to the San Lorenzo Valley when Redwood logging began in the late 19th century. Gambling, loose women and liquor flowed freely within its redwood-framed walls, . . . Map (db m100903) HM
42California, Santa Cruz County, Felton — Wagon Top Boiler
Common type steam boiler used in 1880's. Gets it's name from it's flat-bottomed barrel, which was originally mounted on a wagon. A high dome, mounted over the rectangular firebox, provides the "driest” steam possible which decreases the . . . Map (db m190691) HM
43California, Santa Cruz County, Freedom — Whiskey Hill1862 - 1877
On Freedom Boulevard at South Green Valley Road, on the right when traveling south on Freedom Boulevard.
Upper Marker: A tiny village where violence, hangings, drinking, and bull and bear fights were part of daily life. Located on the old Santa Cruz Road, which crossed a portion of the San Andreas and Corralitos ranchos. As the town became . . . Map (db m54862) HM
44California, Santa Cruz County, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park — The Lt. John C. Fremont Tree
Near Big Trees Park Road, 0.5 miles east of California Route 9.
Lt. Fremont engaged in surveying the shortest route between the Atlantic and Pacific, camped here on February 25, 1846.Map (db m196340) HM
45California, Santa Cruz County, Los Gatos — Burrell School
Near Summit Road.
In 1852, Lynman J. Burrell settled an area along the Santa Cruz Mountains and eventually establish Burrell Village. Burrell School is the last remaining structure of Burrell Village. Established in 1879, it served Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County . . . Map (db m110267) HM
46California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — "El Camino Real"Mission Bell Removed
On Mission Street at Sylvar Street, on the right when traveling west on Mission Street.
At this location, an “El Camino Real” mission bell marker previously stood. Its removal was requested by the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, descendants of the indigenous peoples taken to the Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista missions. In November of . . . Map (db m203217) HM
47California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — 135 Gharkey
On Gharkey Street at Lighthouse Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Gharkey Street.
Santa Cruz Co. ca. 1880 135 Gharkey Eastlake Style Residence Built for David Gharkey Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m205575) HM
48California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — 411 Cedar Street
On Cedar Street near Maple Street, on the right when traveling south.
Santa Cruz 411 Cedar Street Built in 1865 An excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture. Historical SocietyMap (db m205496) HM
49California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — 54th Coast Artillery Army Regiment War Memorial
On West Cliff Drive, 0.2 miles south of Pelton Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
In honor of the all Black Coast Artillery Army Regiment that aided in protecting the California coast from enemy attack during World War II These members remained in Santa Cruz after the war: Chaplin Baskerville John Bowen . . . Map (db m98046) WM
50California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — A History of CommerceThe Santa Cruz Wharf
Near Beach Street.
The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf opened in 1914. Secured by 2,000 Douglas-fir pilings driven 21 feet into the ocean floor, it is 2,745 feet long, or more than half a mile. It is the longest wooden pier in the United States. The Wharf evolved from a . . . Map (db m201630) HM
51California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — A Love StoryThe Miller Family
Near Beach Street.
What began in the “Summer of Love” as a teenage crush has grown into a successful family, spanning two generations. Kathy and Marshall Miller met as teenagers when they both worked at the Boardwalk in the 1960s. They began their first . . . Map (db m62795) HM
52California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Abbott Row Houses
On Lincoln Street near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling west.
Santa Cruz County 1894 Abbot Row Houses Designed by VanCleeck for Wm. T. Cope Saved from demolition 1973 by Chuck Abbott Extensively restored by Jorge Jara Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m205171) HM
53California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — ACE Roller Coaster LandmarkGiant Dipper
Near Beach Street.
American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) recognizes Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Giant Dipper as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historic significance. The 75-foot high wood coaster officially opened on May . . . Map (db m62826) HM
54California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Albion Paris Swanton House
On Mission Street (California Route 1) at Locust Street, on the right when traveling east on Mission Street.
Santa Cruz Albion Paris Swanton House Stick-Eastlake Style Daniel Damkroeger, Arch. 1889 Historical Society LandmarkMap (db m205219) HM
55California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Alfred Baldwin's Building
Near Pacific Avenue near Front Street.
Historic Landmark 1866 Alfred Baldwin’s Building Compass Rose Building since 1977 The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m212383) HM
56California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — American Railway Express Agency
Near Center Street near Pacific Avenue.
Historic Landmark c. 1918 American Railway Express Agency Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m205566) HM
57California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Arana Gulch's Changing Landscape
On Agnes Street at Mentel Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Agnes Street.
Native People Arana Gulch’s oak forest, coastal prairie, nearby lagoon, and coastline were a rich source for the Ohlone. These semi-nomadic natives lived in the region for thousands of years, moving with the seasons to harvest acorns, hunt . . . Map (db m212638) HM
58California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Arthur A. Taylor
Near Evergreen Street, on the right when traveling south.
Founder Publisher and Editor Santa Cruz Surf Brilliant in mind, just in judgment, valiant in spirit, for forty years leader in initiative thought and action for the public welfare. He rests here in the place of his choice under the shadows . . . Map (db m62436) HM
59California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — At The Signe Of Three Ducks
On 13th Avenue near Prospect Street, on the left when traveling south.
Santa Cruz County 1926 ”At The Signe Of Three Ducks” Craftsman Vacation Cottage Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m209346) HM
60California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Beauty and the BeachPageants Bring Business
Near Beach Street.
The first Miss California Pageant took place at the Boardwalk in 1924, drawing huge crowds. The pageant moved to the Civic Auditorium in 1966. Santa Cruz enjoyed the economic benefits of this popular event until 1985. Faye Lanpheir, Miss . . . Map (db m62812) HM
61California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Before the Boardwalk
Near Beach Street.
The Santa Cruz Beach was changed forever in 1904 when promoter and entrepreneur Fred Swanton hosted the grand opening of the Neptune Casino, a Moorish-style wonder and wedding cake of a building. The Casino was destroyed by fire in June of 1906. . . . Map (db m62796) HM
62California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Blackburn House
On Cedar Street at Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling south on Cedar Street.
Santa Cruz 1860’s Home of Judge William Blackburn Blackburn House 1st Alcalde and Lt. in Bear Flag Revolt Historical SocietyMap (db m212387) HM
63California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Boardwalk Goes Hollywood
Near Beach Street.
The timeless and picturesque Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has “starred” in everything from industrial films, commercials, and music videos to made-for-TV movies and feature-length big-screen releases.Map (db m62825) HM
64California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — 469 — Branciforte
On North Branciforte Avenue at Water Street on North Branciforte Avenue.
These school grounds were the center of Villa de Branciforte founded in 1797 by Governor Diego de Borica of California on orders from Spain through Viceroy Branciforte in Mexico. The settlement existed as political entity until American occupancy of . . . Map (db m2347) HM
65California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Built by Edward Briody
Near Union Street.
Santa Cruz County ca. 1878 Built by Edward Briody Restored 1990: Edwin Kramer Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m203239) HM
66California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Built to LastHistoric Walking Tour — 100 Years Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Millions of Memories —
Near Beach Street.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is still going strong 100 years after it first began entertaining visitors. The company has successfully adapted with the times and grown in a way that still fits within the local community. The entire Santa Cruz Beach . . . Map (db m201638) HM
67California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Bull and Bear Fights
On Dakota Avenue.
This is the location of one of the last known bull and bear rings in California, where the animals were placed in a wooden stockade and local settlers would bet on the outcome of their fight. Bull and Bear fights were brought to Santa Cruz by . . . Map (db m100961) HM
68California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Burgers at the Beachfor more than 70 years
Near Beach Street.
The restaurant now called Surf City Grill has been known by other names and owned by several families over the years. In spite of these changes, it remains a favorite for satisfying the appetites of visitors, ravenous after a day at the Boardwalk.Map (db m62815) HM
69California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — California Craftsman Bungalow
On Laurel Street south of Cleaveland Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Santa Cruz Circa 1923 California Craftsman Bungalow Historical SocietyMap (db m212582) HM
70California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — California Craftsman Bungalow
On Walnut Avenue south of Cleaveland Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Historic Landmark 1915 California Craftsman Bungalow Wm. Horton Family 1915-1952 The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m212583) HM
71California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — California PioneersJames Williams - Mary Patterson Williams
Near Evergreen Street, on the right when traveling south.
James Williams California Pioneer James Williams, age 29 and a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, emigrated overland to California in 1843 along with his three brothers – John, age 25; Isaac, age 20; and Squire, age 19 – in a . . . Map (db m62440) HM
72California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Calvary Episcopal Church
On Center Street at Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling south on Center Street.
Santa Cruz Calvary Episcopal Church 1864 Oldest Church Building in Santa Cruz Historical SocietyMap (db m203245) HM
73California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Carl E. Lindsay House
On Walnut Avenue near Center Street, on the right when traveling east.
Santa Cruz Carl E. Lindsay House Queen Anne Style 1895 Historical SocietyMap (db m205075) HM
74California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Carmelita Cottages
On Main Street near 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south.
Santa Cruz County ca. 1872-1910 Carmelita Cottages Homes of sea captain Timothy Dame, saloonkeeper Thomas V. Johnson, & opera singer J. Henry Thompson Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m212388) HM
75California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Carriage House
On Chestnut Street at Rose Alley, on the right when traveling south on Chestnut Street.
Historic Landmark c. 1925 Carriage House Built for the Fachutar Family Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m205167) HM
76California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — City of Santa Cruz Fire DepartmentAdministation / Operations / Prevention Offices
On Walnut Avenue near Center Street, on the right when traveling west.
City of Santa Cruz Fire Department Administration / Operations / Prevention Offices City Council Groundbreaking: August 2000 Keith Sugar (Mayor) • Tim Fitzmaurice (Vice-Mayor) • Katherine Beiers • Michael Hernandez • . . . Map (db m205077) HM
77California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Cliff Crest
On Cliff Street near Trinity Street, on the right when traveling south.
Santa Cruz Cliff Crest 1887 D. A. Damkroeger, Arch. later remodeled for William T. Jeter early conservationist Historical SocietyMap (db m212507) HM
78California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Colonial Revival Style
On Jordan Street at Escalona Drive, on the right when traveling east on Jordan Street.
Edward L. Van Cleeck Architect 1906-1907 Historic Landmark The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m62607) HM
79California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Cope House
On Walnut Avenue near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east.
Santa Cruz Cope House 1877 Italianate • W.H. Burrows, Arch. Wedding Gift of F.A. Hihn to his daughter Katie. Historical SocietyMap (db m205048) HM
80California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Cope House
On New Street near Washington Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m205368) HM
81California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Cowell Lime WorksThe Cook House
Near Glen Coolidge Drive just north of High Street, on the left when traveling north.
From the 1880s to middle 1900s workers at the lime works and ranch ate their daily meals at this Cook House. At the south end was the kitchen, pantry, and residence for the cook, who was usually Chinese; at the end was a communal dining hall for . . . Map (db m64244) HM
82California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Daredevils
Near Beach Street east of Cliff Street, on the right when traveling east.
The Boardwalk has a celebrated history of providing beach visitors with the ultimate in thrills and entertainment. This world-class venue featured amazing acts, from the turn-of-the-century water carnival's Slide for Life daredevils and world . . . Map (db m183101) HM
83California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Davis House
On Mission Street near Green Street, on the right when traveling east.
Santa Cruz Davis House Constructed by Calvin W. Davis circa 1883-1886 Charles Wellington Davis, Architect Historical SocietyMap (db m205262) HM
84California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Deming House
On Cliff Street at 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Cliff Street.
Santa Cruz Deming House 1889 Edward Van Cleeck Arch. for the H.S. Deming family Historical SocietyMap (db m212483) HM
85California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Dr. Frances Morgan's Italianate Home
On Walnut Avenue near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m205070) HM
86California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Dr. Frances Morgan's Queen Anne Home
On Walnut Avenue near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m205066) HM
87California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — E.E. Underwood House
On Windham Street at Caledonia Street, on the right when traveling east on Windham Street.
Historic Landmark 1889 L.B. McCornick, Builder E.E. Underwood House
Residence of LuLu Carpenter 1928-1938 The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m208459) HM
88California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Eastlake Cottage
On 3rd Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on 3rd Street.
Historic Landmark 1887 Eastlake Cottage — Map (db m212480) HM
89California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Eben Bennett Home1871 — Santa Cruz County Historical Trust Landmark —
On Third Street at Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Third Street.
Oldest family residence on Beach Hill Victorian-Italianate StyleMap (db m98067) HM
90California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Epworth-By-The-Sea
On Santa Cruz Street at West Cliff Drive, on the right when traveling west on Santa Cruz Street.
Santa Cruz County 1887 Epworth-By-The-Sea Home of C.C. Wheeler Daniel Damkroeger, Arch. Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m205840) HM
91California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Fachutar House
On Walnut Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Historic Landmark 1921 Fachutar House, Music Shop and Concert Hall Allen Collins, Architect Built by Salvator Fachutar and Francess Bagnell Fachutar Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m205168) HM
92California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Fachutar House of Perfume
On Walnut Avenue near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east.
Historic Landmark 1934 Fachutar House of Perfume 1934-1936 Site of flower drying for perfume business Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m205166) HM
93California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Favorman Home
On Escalona Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Historic Landmark 1905 Favorman Home Edward Van Cleeck, Architect Colonial Revival Style The Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m203162) HM
94California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Fickle FashionFrom Bloomers and Black Stockings to Baggies and Bikinis
Near Beach Street.
At the turn of the century, lounging couples covered the beach much as they do today. But the women were fully dressed, and men wore hats and coats. Laws prohibited sitting on the beach in bathing attire. Today, from bikinis to tankinis, women’s . . . Map (db m62816) HM
95California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — First National Bank
On Soquel Avenue at Cayuga Street, on the right when traveling east on Soquel Avenue.
Historic Landmark 1923 First National Bank First Bank on the Eastside Lee Dill Esty, Architect Neo-Classical Style Santa Cruz Museum of Art & HistoryMap (db m208457) HM
96California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — First Services
On Center Street, on the right when traveling north.
First Services Held in this Church A.D. June 29, 1864 In acknowledgement of the contribution to the cultural heritage of California represented by this building the California Heritage Council presents this Award of Recognition 1971 Calvary . . . Map (db m203257) HM
97California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Francisco Alzina House
Near Sylvar Street, on the right when traveling south.
1850 Home of Francisco Alzina, Santa Cruz’ first sheriff under state governmentMap (db m62502) HM
98California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Fun, Fads, and FoodFitzsimmons & Twisselman Families
Near Beach Street.
The Fitzsimmons & Twisselman families have been operating their concessions at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk since 1934. Over the years, Charles J. Fitzsimmons moved from games to retail food. Today, Charles’s grandson, Matt Twisselman, continues . . . Map (db m62829) HM
99California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Gault School
On Seabright Avenue near Effey Street, on the right when traveling north.
Santa Cruz Gault School John J. Donovan, Architect 1928 An Excellent Example of the Austere Mission Revival Style Historical Society LandmarkMap (db m208462) HM
100California, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz — Geo. Peckner Cash Store
On California Avenue at Walk Circle, on the right when traveling north on California Avenue.
Santa Cruz County 1866 Geo. Peckner Cash Store Thomas Beck, Architect Also built Peckner’s branch store at Pacific and Mission Streets Historical Trust LandmarkMap (db m212569) HM

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Jan. 31, 2023