The historic Salz smokestack dated back to the beginnings of the tannery in the 1890's. It fell during the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989. Salz staff thought that it had killed an employee who was working in the vicinity when it fell, but fortunately he was found at home after the smoke cleared. Though unused at that point for many years, the smokestack was once a landmark for ships arriving in Santa Cruz. Noted photographer Brett Weston took this photo in the mid-1950s.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Source of Information: Jeremy Lezin
Original size: 8"x10"
This photograph is the property of the Lezin Family. Used with the permission of Lezin Family and the Brett Weston Archive.