Parade on Pacific Avenue, viewed from the corner of Lincoln and Pacific. The group in the front is the Alert Hose Company, a volunteer fire brigade. The building on the right with the squared off tower is the Masonic Hall. Further down the street, on the right, is the first Town Clock, built in 1873. The store signs say: Shooting Gallery, Swan's Bakery, Old Corner Saloon, City Stables.
Date: 1873--1899 (when first town clock was destroyed by fire) The 1879 Directory lists Lyman Swan as having a bakery on Pacific Avenue.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Sources of Information: Notes on back of photo; Directory. 1879; van Gorder [p.12]
Original size: 4 1/2" x 7 3/4"
This photograph is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.