Lynch, Sedgwick J.

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Sedgwick Lynch (1822-1881) was a very active builder/contractor in Santa Cruz County from the 1850s through the 1870s. He built the 1866 County Courthouse, several buildings along Pacific Avenue and probably both the Davis & Cowell and railroad wharfs. He did a lot of business with both Davis & Cowell and Frederick Hihn. The 1877 house at 174 West Cliff Drive was designed by John Morrow, and survives today as a B&B. In 1909, it was leased by Mary Jane Hanly for her "sanitorium", prior to construction nearby of the Hanly Hospital. Elliott has an 1879 drawing of the recently-built house - which looks nearly the same today, though everything around it in the drawing has changed.