Author Archives: Bruce

March 22 – 28, 2017

PACIFIC AND CATHCART STREETS, Downtown Santa Cruz, November 29, 1950. This is where you’ll find Kianti’s Pizza and Hoffman’s Bistro.  The building that says “Fulmer’s Furniture” was once upon a time  known as The Good Times Building. It was owned … Continue reading

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March 15 – 21, 2017

OUR ORIGINAL SANTA CRUZ PUBLIC LIBRARY. With funds donated by Andrew Carnegie this great structure went up in 1908 and being Santa Cruz, it was destroyed in 1966.Obviously it was replaced by what we have now.                                                 photo credit: Covello … Continue reading

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March 7 – 13, 2017

PRE DEPOT PARK 1905. The Santa Cruz Union Station was built in 1892  for the South Pacific Coast Rail Road. Note the Santa Cruz electric open car on the far right. Now there’s mostly an artificial turf  soccer field taking … Continue reading

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February 27 – March 5 – 2017

FRONT AND SOQUEL STREETS January 1959. The lower left corner is now the CVS/Trader Joe’s parking lot also known as  Riverwalk Plaza. How many Santa Cruzans have ever said or even used the term Riverwalk Plaza?? And in the upper … Continue reading

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February 20 – 26, 2017

THE CASTLE AT SEABRIGHT BEACH BEING DEMOLISHED. This was March 23, 1967. It was just about across from where our Natural History Museum with the whale is today.                                                    photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information always … Continue reading

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February 14 – 20, 2017

SEABRIGHT AND SOQUEL AVENUES 3:22 pm but CIRCA??? Car enthusiasts should be able to pin point the year this was taken. Maybe these aren’t flood waters, maybe just drain/plumbing water department problems? Do note that Horsnyder’s Pharmacy was located right … Continue reading

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February 7 – 13, 2017

OTHER STORMS OTHER TIMES. This was Pacific Avenue and Front Street and Mission Street and Water Streets intersection in 1957. Bank of The West is there now on the left and so is our Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park … Continue reading

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January 24 – 30, 2017

SOQUEL RAINS IN 1955. Taken on the Soquel Bridge looking east we can see that rains and storms have done some damage many times before these last two weeks.                                                     photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information … Continue reading

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January 17 – 23, 2017

OUR CLASSIC CITY LIBRARY. On September 12, 1966 the city tore down this classic Carnegie Library at the same location our threatened library sits today. Carnegie built 1689 libraries in the USA. You can see the funeral home that still … Continue reading

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January 10 – 16, 2017

PACIFIC AVENUE December 22, 1955.  This was about between where Rip N’ Curl and PaperVision are today. Many Pacific Ave business basements on the river side still flood today. photo credit: Covello & Covello Historical photo collection. Additional information always … Continue reading

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