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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


An undentified home with a water tank in the rear.

Views: 1217
Subject Headings and Keywords: Homes--Other Houses, Water Tanks, Windmills, Porches


Unidentified group standing on the steps of the U.S. Post Office, located on Front Street.


A man, woman, and a mail carrier in front of Dame Cottage, one of the Carmelita Cottages.

Views: 1991


Two girls by a trout stream.


View of Wood's Lagoon, named for the owner of the adjacent land, John Woods.

Views: 775
Subject Headings and Keywords: Nature--Lakes and Lagoons--Wood's Lagoon


Laura Hecox, lightkeeper, sitting on the rocks just below West Cliff Drive.


Laura Hecox and her mother, Margaret Hecox, on the front steps of the lighthouse.


The first Santa Cruz Lighthouse was built in 1869 and torn down in 1948.

Views: 1092
Subject Headings and Keywords: Landmarks--Santa Cruz Lighthouse, Fences, Lighthouses


Laura Hecox, lightkeeper, among the rocks.

Views: 1631
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