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Bonny Doon Property Owners Map of 1905

[The following information is taken from a manuscript titled, The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon pp. A-4-1, A-4-3. It is copyrighted 1996 by the author. It is used here with permission.]

Parcel Owner Acreage     Parcel Owner Acreage
1 Santa Cruz Lime Co.       53 J. Bourcq 78
2 Staffler 64     54 J. Bourcq 181
3 Ben Lomond Wine Co. 430     55 C. Fillppini  
4 Bloom & Darren 43     56 Holmes Lime Co. 87
5 Snyder 22     57 Cadveneo 40
6 Lainer 21     58 T. Fairhurst 16
7 Bath 21     59 Holmes Lime Co.  
8 Hewitt 18     60 Mrs. A.A. Williams 80
9 Bishop 45     61 Staffler 29
10 C. Hoffman 83     62 not indicated  
11 J. Cooper 22     63 Ownes 70
12 J.A. McGuire 61     64 C. Fenneom 75
13 W. Fanning 43     65 S.H. Chase 77
14 Tamagni 21     66 Zalbert 20
15 McGuire 22     67 J. Bourcq 58
16 H. Smith 28     68 Holmes Lime Co.  
17 Judd 11     69 M. Delaney 209
18 L (?) 11     70 H. Cowell Lime Cement Co.  
19 W. Fanning 92     71 E.L. Williams 165
20 Russell & Ley       72 J.W. McAdo & W.A. St. Amont 66
21 Holmes Lime Co. 79     73 Coast Dairies Land Co.  
22 Henry Cowell Lime & Cement Co       74 Holmes Lime Co. 77
23 J.S. Lewis 39     75 E. Davenport 78
24 H. Beauchamp 82     76 Mary Kirby 99
25 Holmes Lime Co.       77 F.E. Davenport 79
26 Holmes Lime Co.       78 Henry Cowell  
27 Mrs. M. Robinson 39     79 Estate of H. Place 40
28 F. Quistorf 110     80 A.D. Pena 72
29 E. Benner 75     81 S.H. Chase 78
30 P.R. Adams       82 F. Reggiardo 200
31 Silva 39     83 James Kirwan 210
32 B.A. Brown 39     84 Ed & Mary Kiely 155
33 Walter Mahan 80     85 Holmes Lime Co. 450 / F.A. Hihn 585
34 Santa Cruz Lime Co.       86 not indicated  
35 M.A. Cook 73     87 Henry Cowell  
36 Davenport 75     88 Mrs. E. Glover 118
37 Margaret & R.A. St. John 157     89 J. Steudeman 80
38 M. Mahan 80     90 E. Glover 22
39 not indicated       91 Holmes Lime Co. 38
40 Steincamp, & Woods 185     92 Precilla Henneuse  
41 J. Robin       93 H. Henneuse 101
42 Santa Cruz Portland Cement       94 W. Russell 158
43 J. Kelley 120     95 J.F. Henuse [sic] 109
44 T.R. Thayer 150     96 G. Rossi  
45 P.A. Woodman 80     97 J. Bonnetti 45
46 Tilden 40     98 I.L. Thurber 473
47 E.P. Main 39     99 Coast Dairies Land Co.  
48 not indicated       100 Thurber & Cowell 360
49 Todtman & Hartmen 40     101 C.C. Bannister 81
50 Coates 20     102 Johnson Estate 30
51 Thomas 20     103 Henry Cowell Lime Co.  
52 W.E. Ensign 80     104 M. Enright 1013

 

Notes:

Of 104 parcels shown, 21 were owned by lime companies (or persons involved in the lime business). This represents 20% of the parcels in Bonny Doon! Although not all acreages are listed, it appears that approximately 50% of the land area was devoted to the lime industry. Wine and dairies are the only other uses apparent.

Other items worth noting are:

  • The variation in company names. Many names changed over time with mergers and change in ownership.
  • Parcels 20 & 94: Russell and Ley were associated with the Holmes Lime Company.
  • Parcel 25 : The Holmes Lime Company owned all of the upper Laguna canyon as well as the Laguna limekiln site.
  • Parcel 30: This is the lot described by Ruth Adams Trotts as belonging to her paternal grandfather, reverend Phelps R. Adams. (see interview. [Not included on this site.])
  • Parcels 98 & 100: Was I.L.Thurber the partner of Cowell shown for Parcel 100? Was there any connection with the T.J. Thurber (see Koch) who ran a quarry in Santa Cruz? Was Parcel 98 the site of the bitumen quarry?

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