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Dances, early motion pictures, and social affairs took place in the hall. The building played a significant role as a gathering place for Davenport's first residents.
Constructed of concreteby local workersSanta Cruz Historical Trust Landmark
Greek Revival StyleBuilt by Hiram Scottearly landholder
A hundred years ago, the intense heat from the kiln fires would have kept you at a distance. Shouts and curses in Portuguese and Italian would fill the air as men labored to quarry stone, work the kilns, and haul in hundreds of loads of firewood. …
The year 1868 saw many important beginnings in downtown Watsonville. It was the year Watsonville was incorporated, the first nursery was established by James Waters and Jacob Blackburn, All Saints Episcopal Church was founded, the first wharf was …
Dedicated tothe memory ofDonald Leon RoseBorn July 1888Killed in ActionAugust 10, 1918.St. Miniel, France4th Military Police91st Division
Once hailed as the most elegant hotel south of San Francisco, the Mansion House in Watsonville, built in 1871, was considered past its prime in 1910. Owners Mateo and M.N. Lettunich, orchardists who also operated the P?jaro Valley's largest fruit …
To fire the first salute(October 18th, 1850)on the arrival of the newsin Californiaproclaimingits admission to the union.Remounted for the City of Watsonville, March 22, 1922 by the Watsonville Parlor, No, 65, Native Sons of the Golden WestTablet …
Lest We Forget1941 - 1945
A wooden church was first built on this site in 1864 designed by James Walter. It was moved to Ford Street in 1901, and a larger English Gothic style edifice designed by William H. Weeks was constructed in 1902. It has a seating capacity of 625 pe…
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