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Widows, sea captains, relatives, music, jilted wives, and long-tenure describe the famous owners of the Carmelita Cottages. The property is ... [Read more]

Roberts' ownership tenure of the Cottages property was extremely brief, selling it and Lot 7 behind it to fellow sea ... [Read more]

According to the dates given in John Chase's Sidewalk Companion only 917-919 Third Street (1870-71) and possibly the Terrace Court ... [Read more]

Owners of the Carmelita Cottages Property [Read more]

Why and exactly when the name Carmelita Cottages emerged has not yet been discovered. The name was first applied in ... [Read more]

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Saving Carmelita Cottages, by Rick Hyman
California's newest coastal hostel opens soon [1993] in Santa Cruz, in a Victorian cottage nestled under mature trees in a ... [Read more]

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Castro Family Was Among Few to Retain Land Grants When Yankees Took Over California

Santa Cruz County, like California, underwent a massive transformation in the mid-19th century as the Mexican government turned over control of the territory to the United States. Within a few decades, California communities, like Santa Cruz, ..." [More]

Excerpted from Rafael Castro's Rancho Aptos was Oldest Land Grant to Remain Under Mexican Ownership by Jim Johnson