National Register of Historic Places in Santa Cruz County

National Register #82002274: Cope Row Houses 23 August 2005
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National Register #82002274
Cope Row Houses
AKA Abbott Row Houses
412-420 Lincoln Street
Santa Cruz
Built 1894

The Cope Row Houses, built in late 1894 for William T. Cope, represent a rare and well-preserved example of attached rowhouse construction, a building type seldom found in the American West. These homes constitute the only row houses in Santa Cruz and part of a small group of such structures in Northern California. Outside San Francisco, the row house form was and is seldom used; even in San Francisco, the model townhouse or row house is structurally detached from its neighbors.

The Cope Row Houses are in excellent structural condition, retain a high degree of integrity of design, and continue in their original use as single-family rental housing.

Excerpted from the NRHP Nomination.

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