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This photo shows the junction of Pacific Avenue and Front Street around 1866. At that time Pacific Avenue was called ... [Read more]

This organization has for fifteen years been a notable institution of Santa Cruz, and for a long time was as ... [Read more]

With studies under way to possibly reintroduce the convention industry to Santa Cruz, it might be well to recall its ... [Read more]

Santa Cruz Owes Site to Spud Rush, by Ross Eric Gibson
The clock tower marks the heart of Santa Cruz. But this is hardly an ideal place for a downtown, and ... [Read more]

The original St. George Hotel rose out of the ashes of an 1894 fire, then perished in a 1990 fire. ... [Read more]

Before flood-control measures were taken by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1959, the San Lorenzo River was Santa Cruz's ... [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]

Santa Cruz's Town Clock, by Carmen Morones and Rechs Ann Pedersen
The Town Clock, which towers over the convergence of Pacific Avenue and Water and Front Streets, is actually Santa Cruz's ... [Read more]

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

Chinatown -- Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's ... [Read more]

MyEarly Childhood Memories: Part Four, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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When the Library was transferred to the City of Santa Cruz, there were about three thousand volumes in the library. ... [Read more]

The Great Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, by Pamela Reynolds
On Saturday night, April 14th, 1894, fire ripped nearly unchecked through part of downtown Santa Cruz, and frantic citizens found ... [Read more]

An institution of which Santa Cruz is justly proud is Chesnutwood's Business College, a commercial school which has acquired a ... [Read more]

Penny University, by Carmen Morones
A trio of professors from the University of California at Santa Cruz started the Penny University in 1974. Page Smith, ... [Read more]

On the 1500 block of Pacific Avenue sits a bronze sculpture of an elderly man wearing a Derby hat and ... [Read more]

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Chinatown: Although no traces remain, there is curiosity among many Santa Cruz residents about the location of the city's Chinatown and its eventual fate. In reality there were several Chinatowns and all have disappeared for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most important is that the Chinese never established ..." [More]

Excerpted from Commercial Development: Chinatown by Susan Lehmann