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A history of the Civic Auditorium building in Santa Cruz. [Read more]

Bache, A. D. [Read more]

Construction activities atop Mission Hill in Santa Cruz began in 1792 with construction of the adobe convento, 64 varas (176 ... [Read more]

Following Fr. Jose Antonio Suarez Del Real's departure for Mexico in 1845, other priests, including Anzar of Mission San Juan ... [Read more]

New construction activities on the site of Holy Cross Church are expected to involve considerable earth disturbance in and around ... [Read more]

Architecture and history are closely intertwined in Santa Cruz, California. Each period in the City's history has left its impression ... [Read more]

As discussed in an earlier section, the Santa Cruz Mission and its satellite properties (including the Mission gardens, orchard and ... [Read more]

Many Aptos residents believe that “Helen’s” (Wikkerink) library, which began in 1944, was the first library in the area. It ... [Read more]

The Laguna Limekilns: Bonny Doon, by Robert W. Piwarzyk
The presence or absence of firebricks at an industrial site, and the names found on these bricks, is revealing. [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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"Stories of the World's Oldest Profession in 19th Century Santa Cruz County"

Fallen Angels of Front Street, Part 1


Practitioners of the world's oldest profession have always been found on the streets of Santa Cruz County. Neither the denizens of the law, nor the guardians of ..." [More]

Excerpted from Harlots and Whorehouses: Fallen Angels of Front Street, Part 1 by Phil Reader