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Santa Cruz, California: Kitchen's Court of Mysteries

Cryptic brick structure with towers, a Gate of Prophecies with celestial symbols, and other unexplained flourishes. Built by Kenneth Kitchen, yogi temple inlaid with abalone shells. Visible from street, but property off-limits.

519 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Kitchen's Court of Mysteries, off Mission. Private property. Visible from street.
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Kitchen's Court of Mysteries.

Kitchen's Court of Mysteries

I almost drove by the place! It's super residential, but stands out like a sore thumb. You can't enter the property, but I was able to get great shots from the sidewalk.

[Amanda, 12/13/2017]

Court of Mysteries.

Kitchen's Court of Mysteries

The Court of Mysteries property has been purchased!

[Shelley, 08/31/2017]

Fair Avenue Temple.

Fair Avenue Temple

A mysterious structure in Santa Cruz. The structures were built during WWII by Kenneth and Raymond Kitchen. They were inspired by orthodox Christian churches. The structures remain unoccupied, but they're still on private property.

[Richard, 03/12/2016]

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