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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


Miss California Pageant contest on the Boardwalk beach bandstand.

Views: 1946


The Santa Cruz City Beach, next to the Boardwalk.


Santa Cruz City Beach with the Boardwalk's Giant Dipper roller coaster in the background.


Swimmers and sunbathers on the beach by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Casino.


View from West Cliff Drive, looking towards the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.


An aerial view of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Casa del Rey, and Beach Flats neighborhood.


In 1929, the Hotel Don Rafael de Castro was built on the cliffs overlooking the Monterey Bay.


The first Santa Cruz High School, located at Walnut Avenue and California Street.

Views: 1543


The Santa Cruz City Hall located at 809 Center Street was designed in 1938 by C. J. Ryland in the Monterey Colonial Revival style.

Views: 1962
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