Ocean waves along West Cliff Drive, with Phelan estate

View of ocean waves along West Cliff Drive between the Santa Cruz wharf and Lighthouse Point, showing a portion of the Phelan estate. James Phelan Sr. bought the estate from the Pelton family in 1887. The estate included garden statuary and a salt water pool. Portions of the estate were later given to the Catholic church for a school and home for the Oblates of St. Joseph.

Source of information: Museum of Natural History

Chase. pp. 2-3

Koch. p. 213

Clark pp. 255-256.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (City)
Rights: This photograph is courtesy of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-SCM103


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