Octagon Building (Santa Cruz, California)

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Octagon Building
Santa Cruz California Old Town Center 1890s.jpg
Santa Cruz Old Town Center showing 1882 Octagon Hall of Records to left of 1867 Courthouse
Octagon Building (Santa Cruz, California) is located in California
Octagon Building (Santa Cruz, California)
Location Corner of Front and Cooper Sts., Santa Cruz, California
Coordinates 36°58′29″N 122°1′29″W / 36.97472°N 122.02472°W / 36.97472; -122.02472Coordinates: 36°58′29″N 122°1′29″W / 36.97472°N 122.02472°W / 36.97472; -122.02472
Built 1882
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Octagon Mode
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 24, 1971

The Octagon Building is an historic redbrick octagonal government office building in Santa Cruz, California. It was built in 1882 to serve as the Santa Cruz County Hall of Records. It later became the Museum Store for the adjacent Museum of Art and History.

The building is located at 118 Cooper Street, at the corner of Front Street, along the Pacific Garden Mall. Much of the mall was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, but the building survived.[2] It is now an upscale coffee shop called Lulu's at the Octagon. On March 24, 1971 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Paul Whitfield; Jeff Dickey; Mark Ellwood; Nick Edwards (2003). The Rough Guide to California (7th ed.). Rough Guides. p. 495. ISBN 978-1-84353-049-7. 
  3. ^ "Waymarking listing for the Octagon Building". waymarking.com. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 

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