National Register of Historic Places in Santa Cruz County
Wee Kirk is reminiscent of Colonial Revival buildings found in New England.
Built in 1891, the building embodies construction techniques and materials used in the San Lorenzo Valley in the late 19th century, specifically the use of old-growth coastal redwood lumber.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Santa Cruz County was the fifth largest shipper of timber in the United States. It was the devastation of the surrounding redwood forests that led to the establishment of the first state park in California, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, just a few miles from Ben Lomond.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 2010.
When we photographed Wee Kirk in 2018, it housed a medical office.