Panorama 5: Heath oil painting, 1893

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The Panoramic views of Santa Cruz, 1870-1907:

On the wall above the stairwell inside the downtown SCPL hangs a large oil painting by Santa Cruz artist Frank Heath (detail at right). Painted in 1893, it shows a panoramic view of Santa Cruz from a hill to the north (above Graham Hill Road). In the detail at right, the most recognizable built features are the Water Street bridge and the Soquel Avenue covered bridge. (Hint: if you go to the library to see for yourself, take a zoom lens. The painting’s position over the stairwell prevents a close approach.)