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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]

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]

The Grand Theatre, one of the first movie theaters in Santa Cruz, was on Pacific Avenue, across the street from ... [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]

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"There have been several bridges previously located at this site. In 1874 a covered bridge was constructed. It was one of three major river crossings over the San Lorenzo River. The 800-foot structure was built at a cost of approximately $15,000. The picturesque covered bridge was styled after "Smith Patent ..." [More]

Excerpted from The Soquel Avenue Bridge by City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department