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About this collection

This collection includes digitized historic maps, including Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, for the local Santa Cruz region showing the boundaries of land ownership, as well as names of landowners and uses of the land as well as information about streets, buildings, and physical features such as creeks. For more detailed help see our Guide to Library Map Collections.

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  • Not sure what you would like to see?   Try "Browse This Collection" tab at the top of the page ⬆ 

 UCSC Campus Map  Tip: Find UCSC Campus Maps in our Campus History Collection.   

Search a Custom Index to quickly find, preview and view detailed images:

  • Wright Bennett Healy (1881) - 
    Small map images link to full images.
    Oldest survey of land ownership of Santa Cruz County.  Shows the original land owners and their names.

  • Hatch (1889) - 
    Small map images link to full images.
    Official map of Santa Cruz County. 
    Shows property boundaries and ownership for Santa Cruz County. Shows roads as they were in 1889, and rancho boundaries. Railroads are shown, school districts are identified, and detail maps are included of Felton, Capitola, and Valencia.

  • Punnett Bros.  (1906, 1914) - 
    Small map images link to full images.
    Shows roads, railways, land ownership with names, acreages, township and range, school and supervisors districts, and ranchos.

  • Standard Map Service Atlases  (1931- 1957) 
    Use searchbox on page to search within these maps.
    Property ownership maps for Santa Cruz City & County. At this time only the maps of the city are digitized. 

  • Digitized Sanborn Maps (pre-1923)
    Use searchbox on page to search within these maps.
    Detailed maps showing commercial businesses, building footprints, construction materials, width of streets, house addresses, and the use of the building. 

Here are common searches done across ALL library digital collections (maps, aerial photos,historic images):

West Cliff Drive

Soquel Creek

Wright Bennett Healy

Aptos

Post Office and Watsonville

Soquel Avenue

Pacific Avenue

 

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