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CALIFORNIA - Santa Cruz County - Historic Districts

Bockius, Godfrey M., House
(added 1989 - Santa Cruz County - #89000937)
Also known as Orr,Frank and Zoe Ann,House
322 E. Beach St., Watsonville
(10 acres, 4 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Person
Architect, builder, or engineer: Chalmers,Alex
Architectural Style: Italianate
Historic Person: Bockius,Godfrey M.
Significant Year: 1870
Area of Significance: Architecture, Agriculture, Politics/Government, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Mission Hill Area Historic District **
(added 1976 - Santa Cruz County - #76000530)
Mission St., Santa Cruz
(380 acres, 23 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering, Information Potential
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple
Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Stick/Eastlake, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development, Agriculture, Military, Education, Politics/Government, Exploration/Settlement, Historic - Aboriginal, Commerce, Landscape Architecture
Cultural Affiliation: American Indian
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private , Local Gov't
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Government, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Hotel, Religious Structure, School, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
Current Function: Domestic, Education, Landscape, Religion
Current Sub-function: Park, Religious Structure, School, Single Dwelling

Old Riverview Historic District
(added 1988 - Santa Cruz County - #87000626)
Blue Gum Ave., Capitola Ave., Riverview Ave., Riverview Dr., and Wharf Rd., Capitola
(138 acres, 54 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation, Exploration/Settlement
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private , Local Gov't
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Camp, Multiple Dwelling, Rail-Related, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Rail-Related, Single Dwelling

Pacific Avenue Historic District
(added 1992 - Santa Cruz County - #87000004)
Also known as Pacific Garden Mall
Roughly bounded by Pacific Ave., Water, Front, and Cathcart Sts., Santa Cruz
(200 acres, 36 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., Weeks,William H.
Architectural Style: Italianate, Renaissance, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce, Exploration/Settlement, Politics/Government
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private , Local Gov't , Federal
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Government
Historic Sub-function: Business, Courthouse, Post Office, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Government
Current Sub-function: Business, Courthouse, Post Office, Specialty Store

Rispin Mansion
(added 1991 - Santa Cruz County - #91000286)
2200 Wharf Rd., Capitola
(65 acres, 2 buildings, 3 structures)
Historic Significance: Person
Historic Person: Rispin,Henry Allen
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Local Gov't
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Santa Cruz Downtown Historic District
(added 1989 - Santa Cruz County - #89001005)
Also known as Downtown Neighborhood
Roughly Rincon St., Church St., Chestnut St., Walnut St., Cedar St., Laurel St., Myrtle St., and Lincoln St., Santa Cruz
(520 acres, 186 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate, Queen Anne, Stick/Eastlake
Area of Significance: Architecture, Exploration/Settlement
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Six Sisters-Lawn Way Historic District
(added 1987 - Santa Cruz County - #87000623)
Roughly bounded by San Jose Ave., Capitola Ave., and Esplanade, Capitola
(less then 1 acres, 10 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private , Local Gov't
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Venetian Court Apartments **
(added 1987 - Santa Cruz County - #87000574)
Also known as Venetian Court
1500 Wharf Rd., Capitola
(10 acres, 24 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Wolfe & Higgins, Roth,Henry J.
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel, Single Dwelling

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