|118 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060|
The shape of the Octagon Building was modeled after a $50 octagonal-shaped gold piece minted in San Francisco in 1851-52. The building was designed by Oakland architect J. W. Newcum.
In 1971 the building was added to the National Registry of Historic Sites.
The building was listed as an historic landmark by the Museum of Art and History in 1973.
- Santa Cruz County Hall of Records 1882-1968
- The Board of Supervisors preserve the building as a county museum in 1968
- The Octagon Museum 1972-?
- Museum Store for the Museum of Art and History
- Lulu's at the Octagon Current occupant
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- Institutions in Santa Cruz County -- 1850-1950, by Susan Lehmann, Santa Cruz Public Library, retrieved on June 28, 2011.
- Santa Cruz County: Parade of the Past, by Margaret Koch, Valley Publishers, Fresno, CA, 1973, page 21.
- The Octagon, by Margaret Koch, Santa Cruz Public Library