Piedmont Celebrating 100th Anniversary

Piedmont Court was kind of a big deal 100 years ago, and it still is. Photo by Jacob Pierce.

Santa Cruzans took notice when they heard a new hotel apartment building on High Street would be heated by steam. That’s because in 1912, most homes were heated by wooden flame. “The whole point of building was to adopt the most modern and efficient innovations at the time,” local historian Ross Eric Gibson says of the Piedmont Court building, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend.

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