Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Thomas Brezsny

Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project

Interview conducted by Kathleen Aston and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at Sereno, Santa Cruz, California on August 31, 2019.

Thomas Brezsny worked in the County Bank building at the time of the quake. His account includes descriptions of the particularly damaging effects on Myrtle Street, and insights into the processes of Vision Santa Cruz, a group which was brought together to envision the rebuilding of Santa Cruz’s downtown.

Creator: Hooker, Jenn; Aston, Kathleen; Brezsny, Thomas
Date: 2019-08-31
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
Rights: Permission must be obtained before using this interview in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who want to make further use of this interview should contact Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Identifier: LH-LP-BREZSNY


Hooker, Jenn, Kathleen Aston, and Thomas Brezsny. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Thomas Brezsny.” 2019-08-31. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135851. Accessed 25 May 2024.