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Santa Cruz had art long before it had an Art League and a Gallery. [Read more]

This impressive Mission Revival apartment house was built in 1912 with William Bray as architect. It was called Piedmont Court, ... [Read more]

Hugo Hihn, brother of Frederick A. Hihn, had the Flatiron Building constructed in 1859-60, of bricks made right in Santa ... [Read more]

Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [Read more]

The Octagon, by Margaret Koch
On March 11, 1882, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors began advertising for plans for a "Hall of Records" ... [Read more]

Frank L. Heath courted Lillian Dake Storey during painting trips around Santa Cruz County back in the 1890s. [Read more]

The following list is an attempt to give the reader an idea of the chronology of public schools that have ... [Read more]

In Watsonville there is an elementary school named for a teacher who once said, "I never knew a child I ... [Read more]

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Large Estates Once Lined Water's Edge

At the turn of the century, Santa Cruz was called the "Newport of the Pacific," because the row of mansions along West Cliff Drive resembled Newport, R.I.

West Cliff Drive between the 1893 railroad depot and the lighthouse was once known as ..." [More]

Excerpted from West Cliff -- Millionaires' Row by Ross Eric Gibson