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The first reference to a jail in Santa Cruz was on Mission Hill where Emmett and School Streets are presently ... [Read more]

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Hugo Hihn, brother of Frederick A. Hihn, had the Flatiron Building constructed in 1859-60, of bricks made right in Santa Cruz. It was the first brick building to be erected "down on the flat," as most of the business structures formerly had been up on the Mission Santa Cruz Plaza.

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Excerpted from The Flatiron Building, Pacific Avenue and Front Street by Margaret Koch