Octagon Building (Santa Cruz, California)
Santa Cruz Old Town Center showing 1882 Octagon Hall of Records to left of 1867 Courthouse
|Location||Corner of Front and Cooper Sts., Santa Cruz, California|
|Architectural style||Octagon Mode|
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|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. 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Paul Whitfield; Jeff Dickey, Mark Ellwood, and Nick Edwards (2003). The Rough Guide to California (7th ed.). Rough Guides. p. 495. ISBN 978-1-84353-049-7.
- "Waymarking listing for the Octagon Building". waymarking.com. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- Institutions in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950
- The History of the Santa Cruz Courthouse by Margaret Souza
- An 1882 photo of the interior of the Hall of Records
- Images of Lulu's at the Octagon