Tanoak drying sheds

The tanoak used to dye leather was stored in drying sheds across Highway 9 from the main Salz Tannery complex. Modern forklifts replaced horse and wagon in the 1960s. The drying process took about six months. The building in this photo was used to store hides that arrived on the short rail spur. The building remains and in year 2002 is the site of Angelo's Art studio.

Source of information: Jeremy Lezin
Creator: Adams, Ansel
Date: 1954
  • Santa Cruz (City)
  • 1950s
Rights: This photograph was taken by Ansel Adams and is the property of the Lezin Family. It is displayed here with the permission of the Lezin Family and the Ansel Adams Trust.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-aa-002


Adams, Ansel. “Tanoak drying sheds.” 1954. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/9949. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.