This collection contains scenic and urban views throughout the United States and Canada with an emphasis on malls, redevelopment,
signage, urban blight and visual pollution. Also included are slides of downtown Santa Cruz before and after the creation
of the Pacific Garden mall.
Chuck and Esther Abbott were both professional photographers who moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1962 and became active
in the historic preservation of Santa Cruz buildings. Chuck Abbott became known as the "Father of the Pacific Garden Mall".
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and
their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.