Watsonville - Celebrating 15o Years!

The City of Watsonville is celebrating 150 years since it was incorporated back in 1868.

Watsonville - Celebrating 15o Years!

Watsonville, California 95076, United States

Created By: City of Watsonville

Tour Information

The City of Watsonville is celebrating 150 years since it's incorporation in 1868. This tour is meant to give our community a glimpse into the past. We will feature various locations in our beautiful downtown. Feel free to browse our collection of images for these locations.

You are welcome to share your memories and past experiences in the comment section of the app or email them to us at watsonville150@cityofwatsonville.org and we will feature them in our social media sites.

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Thank you, we hope you enjoy taking a walk and experiencing the amazing things Watsonville has to offer.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Main Street - Watsonville

This is a collection of various images taken on Main Street. Some of the Images were taken at this spot and others were taken just down the street. 
2
Watsonville Fire Station

FIre Station 1 
3
Appleton Hotel

This Hotel was build by public demand. It was located om 30 Wall Street, what is currently known as Beach Street. This Hotel was build by the public. Residents bought stocks for the building. The Property cost $20,000 to purchase from Charl... Read more
4
Ford's Department Store

The Ford's department Store These are some of the Ford’s Department Store photos. The building was remodeled various times throughout its history and then demolished after the 1989 earthquake. After it was demolished, Gottschalks store t... Read more
5
The Lettunich Building

Built in 1914 This building was built during a period of economic growth that resulted from the rapid expansion of the apple industry. The Lettunich Building was designed by William H. Weeks who designed at least fifty-three commercial ... Read more
6
Watsonville City Plaza

Watsonville City Plaza rests on a portion of the Bolsa del Pájaro Spanish Land Grant which was owned by the Rodriguez family. This plot of ground in the center of town was given to the people of Watsonville by Sebastian Rodriguez in 1860 t... Read more
7
IOOF Building

The IOOF Building was demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. The Plaza Vigil now stands in the same location and its design resembles that of the IOOF building. 
8
Post Office

This is the location of  the previous Post Office. The building still stands there and is now being used by Digital Nest. 
9
Pajaro Valley Bank

Wells Fargo now stands in this location. 
10
Fox Theater

This theater was known as the California theater. Later it became the Fox Theater 

 

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