National Register of Historic Places listings in Santa Cruz County, California facts for kids

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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Santa Cruz County, California.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.

There are 47 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 2 National Historic Landmarks. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Bank of Santa Cruz County
Bank of Santa Cruz County
01982-03-15March 15, 1982
(#82002273)
1502 Pacific Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz Following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, most of the building was demolished. The two stone-faced exterior walls, however, were saved. A new structure was built behind them.
2 Bayview Hotel
Bayview Hotel
01992-03-30March 30, 1992
(#92000259)
8041 Soquel Dr.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Aptos Built in 1878
3 Godfrey M. Bockius House
Godfrey M. Bockius House
01989-07-13July 13, 1989
(#89000937)
322 E. Beach St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
4 Branciforte Adobe
Branciforte Adobe
01979-01-31January 31, 1979
(#79000552)
1351 N. Branciforte Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
5 Allan Brown Site Upload image
01981-06-25June 25, 1981
(#81000178)
Address Restricted
Santa Cruz
6 California Powder Works Bridge
California Powder Works Bridge
02015-02-27February 27, 2015
(#15000279)
Spanning San Lorenzo River at Keystone Way, Paradise Park
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
7 Carmelita Court
Carmelita Court
01986-03-20March 20, 1986
(#86000456)
315-321 Main St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
8 Jose Joaquin Castro Adobe
Jose Joaquin Castro Adobe
01976-12-12December 12, 1976
(#76000531)
NW of Watsonville at 184 Old Adobe Rd.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
9 Cope Row Houses
Cope Row Houses
01982-01-28January 28, 1982
(#82002274)
412-420 Lincoln St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz located in the Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District
10 Cowell Lime Works Historic District
Cowell Lime Works Historic District
02007-11-21November 21, 2007
(#07001220)
University of California, Santa Cruz campus; High St. and Glen Coolidge Dr.
Coordinates missing
Santa Cruz On ranch land once owned by the Henry Cowell family, now part of the University of California, Santa Cruz campus
11 Davenport Jail
Davenport Jail
01992-04-27April 27, 1992
(#92000422)
1 Center St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Davenport
12 Felton Covered Bridge
Felton Covered Bridge
01973-06-19June 19, 1973
(#73000451)
Covered Bridge Road
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Felton An 1890s wooden covered Brown truss bridge, tallest covered bridge in the U.S., entrance to Felton for 45 years, part of park now.
13 Felton Presbyterian Church
Felton Presbyterian Church
01978-04-06April 6, 1978
(#78000774)
6299 Gushee St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Felton
14 Garfield Park Branch Library
Garfield Park Branch Library
01992-03-26March 26, 1992
(#92000268)
705 Woodrow Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
15 Glen Canyon Covered Bridge
Glen Canyon Covered Bridge
01984-05-17May 17, 1984
(#84001194)
Branciforte Dr.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz demolished
16 Golden Gate Villa
Golden Gate Villa
01975-07-24July 24, 1975
(#75000482)
924 3rd St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
17 Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Episcopal Church
02006-12-19December 19, 2006
(#06001158)
12547 CA 9
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Boulder Creek
18 Headquarters Administration Building Upload image
02015-12-22December 22, 2015
(#15000914)
21600 Big Basin Way, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Boulder Creek
19 Hihn Building
Hihn Building
01973-03-20March 20, 1973
(#73000450)
201 Monterey Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Capitola
20 A. J. Hinds House
A. J. Hinds House
01983-08-25August 25, 1983
(#83001241)
529 Chestnut St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz located in the Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District
21 Hotel Metropole
Hotel Metropole
01979-05-23May 23, 1979
(#79000553)
1111 Pacific Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz demolished after 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
22 Judge Lee House
Judge Lee House
01980-06-30June 30, 1980
(#80000868)
128 E. Beach St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
23 Lettunich Building
Lettunich Building
01992-09-24September 24, 1992
(#92001278)
406 Main St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
24 Live Oak Ranch
Live Oak Ranch
01975-07-10July 10, 1975
(#75000483)
105 Mentel Ave.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
25 Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
01987-02-27February 27, 1987
(#87000764)
Along Beach St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
26 Lower Sky Meadow Residential Area Historic District Upload image
02014-09-24September 24, 2014
(#14000662)
7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 & 16 Sky Meadow Ln.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Boulder Creek
27 Madison House
Madison House
01984-02-02February 2, 1984
(#84001195)
335 East Lake
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
28 Mansion House Hotel
Mansion House Hotel
01983-08-18August 18, 1983
(#83001242)
418-424 Main St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
29 Mission Hill Area Historic District
Mission Hill Area Historic District
01976-05-17May 17, 1976
(#76000530)
Mission St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz The present Holy Cross Church was built in 1889, on the site of the original Mission Santa Cruz
30 Neary-Rodriguez Adobe
Neary-Rodriguez Adobe
01975-02-24February 24, 1975
(#75000484)
130-134 School St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz part of the Mission Hill Area Historic District
31 Octagon Building
Octagon Building
01971-03-24March 24, 1971
(#71000193)
Corner of Front and Cooper Sts.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
32 Old Riverview Historic District
Old Riverview Historic District
01988-01-22January 22, 1988
(#87000626)
Blue Gum Ave., Capitola Ave., Riverview Ave., Riverview Dr., and Wharf Rd.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Capitola
33 Phillipshurst-Riverwood Upload image
01983-08-04August 4, 1983
(#83004369)
CA 9
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Ben Lomond
34 Redman House
Redman House
02004-07-28July 28, 2004
(#04000734)
1635 W. Beach Dr.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
35 Rispin Mansion
Rispin Mansion
01991-03-14March 14, 1991
(#91000286)
2200 Wharf Rd.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Capitola
36 Elias H. Robinson House
Elias H. Robinson House
01998-01-09January 9, 1998
(#97001634)
363 Ocean St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
37 Sand Hill Bluff Site Upload image
02008-06-20June 20, 2008
(#08000528)
Address Restricted
Santa Cruz
38 Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District
Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District
01989-07-27July 27, 1989
(#89001005)
Roughly Rincon St., Church St., Chestnut St., Walnut St., Cedar St., Laurel St., Myrtle St., and Lincoln St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz An 1870s house, typical of this Historic District
39 Hiram D. Scott House
Hiram D. Scott House
01977-04-13April 13, 1977
(#77000348)
4603 Scotts Valley Drive
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Scotts Valley
40 Six Sisters-Lawn Way Historic District
Six Sisters-Lawn Way Historic District
01987-05-01May 1, 1987
(#87000623)
Roughly bounded by San Jose Ave., Capitola Ave., and Esplanade
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Capitola
41 Stoesser Block and Annex
Stoesser Block and Annex
01983-04-07April 7, 1983
(#83001243)
331–341 Main St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville Demolished prior to 2000.
42 US Post Office-Santa Cruz Main
US Post Office-Santa Cruz Main
01985-01-11January 11, 1985
(#85000139)
850 Front St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
43 Valencia Hall
Valencia Hall
01984-09-20September 20, 1984
(#84001201)
Valencia Rd.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Aptos
44 Venetian Court Apartments
Venetian Court Apartments
01987-04-02April 2, 1987
(#87000574)
1500 Wharf Rd.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Capitola 1924 condominuiums
45 Veterans Memorial Building
Veterans Memorial Building
01992-04-27April 27, 1992
(#92000423)
842-846 Front St.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Santa Cruz
46 Watsonville City Plaza
Watsonville City Plaza
01983-08-22August 22, 1983
(#83001244)
Bounded by Main, Peck, Union, and E. Beach Cts.
Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
Watsonville
47 Watsonville-Lee Road Site
Watsonville-Lee Road Site
01976-05-28May 28, 1976
(#76000532)
Address Restricted
Watsonville

Former listing

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 McHugh and Bianchi Building Upload image
01972 1972
(#72001551)
Unknown
Pacific Ave. and Mission St.
Santa Cruz Also known as the Hotaling Building. Demolished in August 1974.
2 Pacific Avenue Historic District
Pacific Avenue Historic District
01987-02-04February 4, 1987
(#87000004)
01992-04-21April 21, 1992
Roughly bounded by Pacific Ave., Water, Front, and Cathcart Sts.
Santa Cruz Removed after destruction of majority of contributing properties during the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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