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


Passengers boarding Union Traction streetcar #30 at the Pacheco Avenue entrance to De Laveaga Park.


View of Pacific Avenue, looking north.


Santa Cruz, Capitola and Watsonville streetcar #8 approaching the Capitola Hotel along the Esplanade.


Local businessmen posed on East Santa Cruz Street Railroad's horsecar #1, on Soquel Road near Doyle.


The remains of the Twin Lakes streetcar trestle built by the Union Traction Company, visible at low tide in 1975.


A passenger and conductor on an East Santa Cruz Street Railroad horsecar, passing Wood's Lagoon (now the Yacht Harbor) on Atlantic Avenue.


A streetcar station on Pacific Avenue extension, built in 1907 by the Union Traction Company.


An old horsecar used as a streetcar station on Atlantic Avenue above Wood's Lagoon.


Union Traction Company's streetcar #2, a "Sacramento car," at Vue de l'eau, the end of what is now Woodrow Avenue.

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