AKA: Octagon Building, Downtown, Santa Cruz, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - industrial buildings - warehouses

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1882

1 story

118 Cooper Street
Downtown, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Front Street and Cooper Street

Building History

This one-story red brick building, notable for its octagonal shape, has withstood the Santa Cruz Fire of 1894, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the Flood of 1955 and the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 (which destroyed much of the surrounding Pacific Garden Mall). It functioned as the County of Santa Cruz's Hall of Records from 1882-1968. It later operated as the neighboring Museum of Art and History's Gift Store.

In 2012, it housed a coffee shop, Lulu's at the Octagon.

Building Notes

The Santa Cruz County Courthouse, built in 1894, stood next door to the west.

The Octagon was renovated between 1968-1976.

PCAD id: 17600