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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


Railroad train on the beachfront, after line was broad-gauged.


Depot and freight platform for the Southern Pacific Railroad and San Juan Pacific Railroad at Chittenden.

Views: 1260
Subject Headings and Keywords: Transportation--Railroads, Railroad Stations


South Pacific Coast train in front of the Mission Street tunnel.


Unidentified wharf with railroad tracks.


Designed by J. W. Newcum, the "Octagon" served Santa Cruz County for 86 years as its Hall of Records, at the southwest corner of Front and Cooper Streets.

Views: 1789
Subject Headings and Keywords: Government--County, Landmarks--Octagon, Octagonal Buildings


The First Congregational Church, Center and Lincoln Streets, was designed by Warren H. Hayes in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and erected in 1890.

Views: 1683


Charles E. Towne Groceries and Provisions, Poultry and Grain.


Train leaving Zayante Inn.

Views: 2309


Train at the Southern Pacific depot in Brookdale.

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