National Register of Historic Places in Santa Cruz County

National Register #87000626: Old Riverview Historic District in Capitola
25 August 2005
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National Register #87000626
Old Riverview Historic District
Bounded by Blue Gum Avenue, Capitola Avenue, Riverview Avenue, Riverview Drive, and Wharf Road
Built 1876-1930

The Old Riverview Historic District, a colony of modest summer cottages, is the largest intact early 20th century residential neighborhood in Capitola.

The vernacular, bungalow and craftsman architecture and the natural setting on Soquel Creek highlight its important visual amenities. The 1876 train trestle is a pivotal link between the district's 18th century origins as a summer colony and Capitola's development as a prominent California coastal resort.

The Old Riverview Historic District has an area of 138 acres and contains fifty-four contributing buildings and one contributing structure.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1987.

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