A Seaside Holiday

[Photo Credit: Sheila O'Hare and Irene Berry, Images of America: Santa Cruz, California (Arcadia, 2002).]

The Morgan family had visited Santa Cruz before 1895. This time, Julia remained in Oakland, continuing her work for Bernard Maybeck. Eliza kept Julia posted on their activities: “Then we . . .went to the Beach which is just as it was only between the Miller’s Bath House & the old Dolphin is built a very large Plunge Bath.” This was the Neptune Casino, which is on the right in this photograph from the late 1890s.

[Julia Morgan Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1-C-04-04.]