Limekilns on the former Cowell Ranch. The quarried limestone was dumped into the open pits from the path at the top. The square stone tower is an oil-burning "patent" kiln. This site, which was known as the "Lower Kilns," was in use until 1946. It is now part of the UCSC campus, near the Main Entrance.
Date: late 1950's
Place: Santa Cruz city
Source of Information: Notes on front of mounting of photo; Langenbach. pp. 6-7, 9.
Original size: 9 1/2" x 7 3/4"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.