Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Santa Cruz County

West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz
1 December 2018

Santa Cruz Coast North of Davenport Coast of Santa Cruz County North of Davenport
22 November 2012

Santa Cruz County, originally named Branciforte County, was one of the original counties of California. It forms the northern coast of Monterey Bay and is one of the eleven counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Spanish settlers established Mission Santa Cruz in 1791. The mission church was destroyed by an earthquake in 1857, but a replica was erected in 1931.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Alzina House109 Sylvar StreetSanta CruzPOISylvar 0109Alzina House
Apple AnnualMain Street at West Lake AvenueWatsonvillePOIMain 600Apple Annual
Bank of Santa Cruz County1502 Pacific AvenueSanta CruzNational1982002273Pacific 1502 Bank of Santa Cruz County
Bayview Hotel8041 Soquel DriveAptos1870National1992000259Soquel 8041 Bayview Hotel
Bennett Home342 Main StreetSanta CruzPOIMain 0342`Bennett Home
Big Basin Headquarters Building21600 Big Basin WayBig Basin Redwoods State Park1936National2015000914Big Basin WayBig Basin Headquarters Building
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkSequoia Trail Near Lodge RoadBig Basin Redwoods State Park1902California827SequoiaBig Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Creek Light and PowerBig Creek RoadSwantonPOIBig CreekBig Creek Light and Power
Bockius House322 East Beach StreetWatsonvilleNational1989000937Beach East 322Bockius House
Branciforte Adobe1351 North Branciforte AvenueSanta CruzNational1979000552Branciforte 1351 North Branciforte Adobe
Bull and Bear FightsDakota AvenuaSanta CruzPOIDakotaBull and Bear Fights
Butterfield Stage Stop 3530 Portola DriveSanta CruzPOIPortola 3530Butterfield Stage Stop
California Powder Works BridgeKeystone Way Over San Lorenzo RiverParadise Park1872National2015000279Keystone WayCalifornia Powder Works Bridge
Carmelita Court315-321 Main StreetSanta CruzNational1986000456Main 315Carmelita Court
Castro Adobe184 Old Adobe RoadWatsonvilleCalifornia998Old Adobe 184 Castro Adobe
Castro Adobe184 Old Adobe RoadWatsonvilleNational1976000531Old Adobe 184 Castro Adobe
China Beach New Brighton State Beach Parking Lot Capitola1870POINew BrightonChina Beach
City of WatsonvilleMain Street at Central AvenueWatsonvillePOIMain 100City of Watsonville
Cope Row Houses412-420 Lincoln StreetSanta Cruz1894National1982002274Lincoln 412Cope Row Houses
Cowell Lime Works Historic District Glen Coolidge Drive Near High StreetSanta CruzNational2007001220Glen CoolidgeCowell Lime Works Historic District
Davenport Jail1 Center StreetDavenport1914National1992000422Center 0001Davenport Jail
Felton Covered BridgeCovered Bridge Road NorthFelton1892California583Covered BridgeFelton Covered Bridge
Felton Covered BridgeCovered Bridge Road NorthFelton1892National1973000451Covered BridgeFelton Covered Bridge
Felton Presbyterian Church6299 Gushee StreetFelton1893National1978000774Gushee 6299 Felton Presbyterian Church
Garfield Park Branch Library705 Woodrow AvenueSanta Cruz1915National1992000268Woodrow 705 Garfield Park Branch Library
Glen Canyon Covered Bridge850 North Branciforte Drive Santa Cruz1892National1984001194Branciforte 0850Glen Canyon Covered Bridge
Glenwood4171 Glenwood DriveGlenwoodCalifornia449Glenwood 4171 Glenwood
Golden Gate Villa924 3rd StreetSanta CruzNational19750004820 Street 03 0924Golden Gate Villa
Grace Episcopal Church12547 Route 9Boulder Creek1906National2006001158Route 9Grace Episcopal Church
High Altitude FlightDolphin Drive South of Via NevellaAptos1905POIDolphinHigh Altitude Flight
Hihn Building201 Monterey AvenueCapitola1883California860Monterey 201 Hihn Building
Hihn Building201 Monterey AvenueCapitola1883National1973000450Monterey 0201Hihn Building
Hinds House529 Chestnut StreetSanta Cruz1888National1983001241Chestnut 529 Hinds House
Hotel Metropole (Demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake)1111 Pacific AvenueSanta Cruz1908National1979000553Pacific 1111 Hotel Metropole (Demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake)
Lady of the Night Evergreen Pioneer Cemetery Santa CruzPOIEvergreenLady of the Night
Lawn Way Cottages114-116 Lawn WayCapitola1911POILawn 0114Lawn Way Cottages
Lee House128 East Beach StreetWatsonville1894National1980000868Beach East 128 Lee House
Lettunich Building406 Main StreetWatsonvilleNational1992001278Main 406 Lettunich Building
Lighthouse Field State BeachWest Cliff DriveSanta CruzPOICliff West 999Lighthouse Field State Beach
Live Oak Ranch105 Mentel AvenueSanta Cruz1871National1975000483Mentel 105 Live Oak Ranch
Looff Carousel and Roller CoasterBeach Street and Leibrandt SvenueSanta CruzNational1987000764Beach 000Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster
Lower Sky Meadow Residential Area Historic DistrictSky Meadow LaneBig Basin Redwoods State Park1942National2014000662Sky MeadowLower Sky Meadow Residential Area Historic District
Madison House335 East LakeWatsonville1926National1984001195Lake 335 East Madison House
Mansion House Hotel418-424 Main StreetWatsonville1871National1983001242Main 418-424 Mansion House Hotel
Mission Hill Area Historic DistrictMission StreetSanta CruzNational1976000530Mission 0000Mission Hill Area Historic District
Mission Santa Cruz SiteEmmet and Mission Streets In Plaza ParkSanta CruzCalifornia342Emmet MissionMission Santa Cruz Site
Mystery Spot465 Mystery Spot RoadSanta Cruz1941California1055Mystery SpotMystery Spot
Neary-Rodriguez Adobe130-134 School StreetSanta CruzNational1975000484School 130Neary-Rodriguez Adobe
Octagon BuildingFront and Cooper StreetsSanta CruzNational1971000193Front 000Octagon Building
Old Riverview Historic DistrictBounded by Blue Gum Avenue, Capitola, Riverview, Wharf RoadCapitolaNational1987000626Blue Gum Old Riverview Historic District
Pacific Avenue Historic District (Delisted in 1991)Bounded by Pacific, Water, Front, CathcartSanta CruzNational1987000004PacificPacific Avenue Historic District (Delisted in 1991)
People's Bank1515 Pacific AvenueSanta CruzPOIPacific 1515People's Bank
Phillipshurst-Riverwood10580 Highway 9Ben Lomond1913National1983004369Highway 009Phillipshurst-Riverwood
Porter BuildingMain Street at Maple AvenueWatsonvillePOIMain 300Porter Building
Redman House1635 West Beach StreetWatsonville National2004000734Beach W 1635Redman House
Rispin Mansion2200 Wharf RoadCapitolaNational1991000286Wharf 2200 Rispin Mansion
Robinson House363 Ocean StreetSanta Cruz1888National1997001634Ocean 363 Robinson House
Saint Patrick's ChurchMain Street at West 5th StreetWatsonvillePOIMain 700Saint Patrick's Church
Salz Tannery1000 River StreetSanta CruzPOIRiver 1000Salz Tannery
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk400 Beach StreetSanta Cruz1907California983Beach 400 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz County BankCooper Street and Pacific AvenueSanta Cruz1895POICooperSanta Cruz County Bank
Santa Cruz Downtown Historic DistrictBounded by Rincon, Church, Chestnut, Walnut, Cedar, Laurel, Myrtle, LincolnSanta CruzNational1989001005RinconSanta Cruz Downtown Historic District
Santa Cruz Main Post Office850 Front StreetSanta CruzNational1985000139Front 850 Santa Cruz Main Post Office
Santa Cruz Municipal WharfBeach Street at Pacific AvenueSanta CruzPOIBeachSanta Cruz Municipal Wharf
Scott House1 Civic Center Drive In MacDorsa Park Scotts Valley1853National1977000348Civic Center 0001 Scott House
Six SistersBounded by San Jose Avenue, Capitola Avenue, and EsplanadeCapitolaNational1987000623San Jose AvenueSix Sisters
ss Palo AltoLas Olas Drive at State Park DriveAptosPOILas Olasss Palo Alto
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church123 Marine View AvenueDavenport1915POIMarine ViewSt. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
Stoesser Block and Annex331-341 Main StreetWatsonvilleNational1983001243Main 331Stoesser Block and Annex
Surfer Sculpture547 West Cliff DriveSanta CruzPOICliff West 547Surfer Sculpture
Surfers Memorial647 West Cliff DriveSanta CruzPOICliff West 647Surfers Memorial
SwantonSwanton Road at Big Creek RoadSwanton1905POISwantonSwanton
Swanton House603 Mission StreetSanta Cruz1889POIMission 0603Swanton House
Theatre Del Mar1124 Pacific AvenueSanta CruzPOIPacific 1124Theatre Del Mar
Valencia Hall2555 Valencia RoadAptosNational1984001201Valencia 2555Valencia Hall
Van Cleeck House126 Jordan StreetSanta Cruz1906POIJordan 0126Van Cleeck House
Venetian Court Apartments1500 Wharf RoadCapitolaNational1987000574Wharf 1500 Venetian Court Apartments
Veterans Memorial Building842-846 Front StreetSanta CruzNational1992000423Front 842Veterans Memorial Building
Villa de Branciforte SiteWater and BranciforteSanta Cruz1797California469Water and BranciforteVilla de Branciforte Site
Watsonville City PlazaBounded by Main, Peck, Union, and East BeachWatsonville1860National1983001244Main 300Watsonville City Plaza
Wee Kirk9500 Central AvenueBen Lomond1891National2010001730Central 9500Wee Kirk
Where Strawberries are SweeterMain StreetWatsonvillePOIMain 500Where Strawberries are Sweeter
Whiskey HillFreedom Boulevard and South Green Valley RoadWatsonvillePOIFreedomWhiskey Hill
Wilder RanchCabrillo HighwayWilder Ranch State ParkPOICabrilloWilder Ranch
Willey House105 Sylvar StreetSanta CruzPOISylvar 0105Willey House
Year to Remember Main StreetWatsonvillePOIMain 200Year to Remember
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