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It's always a surprise to discover the Fair Avenue ruins of an old yoga temple whose minarets, entry arch and ... [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]

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]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
wedge-shaped brick used in building an arch. Usually an arch brick is wedged such that it appears truncated when viewing ... [Read more]

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The original St. George Hotel rose out of the ashes of an 1894 fire, then perished in a 1990 fire. During its life, this luxury hotel was a showplace of art and culture, a civic and community center, and the salvation of downtown Santa Cruz's tourist industry in the 1920s.

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Excerpted from The St. George was a Center of Culture and Art by Ross Eric Gibson