|705 & 725 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060|
|(Corner of Cooper Street and Front Street)|
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The McPherson Center is a mixed use retail/office complex downtown. Half of the structure comprises the Museum of Art and History. The offices half of the structure was once the county jail. A metal framed penthouse office floor was added to the roof of the original concrete building (which was used as an exercise yard) to create a fourth floor.
The McPherson Center was built by Bogard Construction, Inc. and designed by William Turnbull & Associates.
The area that the McPherson center is built on is a former section of the San Lorenzo River bed, and the building was built with a 35 inch thick floating slab which was designed to withstand the type of soil loss that may occur in an event similar to the Loma Prieta Earthquake.1
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- 1http://www.bogardconstruction.com/projects/mcpherson.htm, retrieved on August 4, 2011.
- http://www.cdmre.com/santa_cruz.html, retrieved on August 5, 2011.