SCPL Local History Gallery SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

SCPL Local History Photograph Collection

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Photograph Collection contains more than 1000 local history photographs, dating from the 1860s to the 1990s. Whenever possible, there are notes for each photograph describing the event, persons, buildings, date, and place depicted. The notes also include links to related articles on our website.

Size: 991 items


Main Street in Boulder Creek

Views: 1440


Robert Howden's Castle, overlooking the San Lorenzo River, was completed in 1926.

Views: 1762
Subject Headings and Keywords: Homes--Other Houses, Stone Buildings


Fernwood (resort? private home?)

Views: 1456
Subject Headings and Keywords: Homes--Other Houses, Lily Ponds, Cabins


Swimming in the San Lorenzo River at Brookdale.


Gathering at Holy Cross Plaza (Mission Plaza) with priests officiating and an altar to the right of the stage.


C. H. Forman on his chicken farm at 538 Mission Street.

Views: 1667
Subject Headings and Keywords: Agriculture--Poultry, Men, Clothing and Dress, Hats


A view of shops and stores, down Pacific Avenue at Soquel Street.


A view along Blackburn Gulch

Views: 1028
Subject Headings and Keywords: Nature--Forests and Trees, Tree Stumps


Quarrying rocks.

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