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Fullerton Through The Years

Listed here are sections of "Fullerton Through The Years" in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

This survey describes the City of Fullerton's official list of Historic and Cultural Resources as identified in the Resource Management Element of the General Plan. The document contains color photographs and descriptive histories of many Fullerton buildings and features. You may download the entire document, or sections of the document as listed below. A list of properties contained in each section and the year of construction have been noted where possible.

More information about the early history and development of Fullerton may be found in the materials kept in the Fullerton Library's Launer Room.

For further information about Fullerton Through the Years, please contact Jay Eastman at (714) 738-6549.

Entire Document (very large file: 29MB, 173 pages)
Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction (pages I to V, File size: 0.4 MB)

Pre - 1900: Residential and Nonresidential Development (pages 1 - 9, File size: 1.2 MB)
List of Properties:

  • Porter House, 1882
  • Henry Hetebrink House, 1886
  • Russell House, 1898
  • Amerige Brothers' Realty Office, 1887
  • Dr. George Clark House and Office, 1894
  • Cusick House, 1895
  • Espinoza Residence, 1895

1900 - 1917: Residential Development (pages 10 - 31, File size: 3.4 MB)
List of Properties:

  • Davies Houses, 1900
  • Noutary House, 1901
  • Dauser House, 1902
  • Chapman House and Ranch, 1903
  • Ruddock House, 1905
  • Methodist Parsonage, 1905
  • Storts Residence, 1905
  • Concorran House, 1906
  • Klose House, 1906
  • Fallert House, 1908
  • Livingston House, 1908
  • Hale House, 1908
  • Pierotti House, 1909
  • Jacob Yaeger House, 1910
  • Gallemore House, 1913
  • Fuller House, 1913
  • Henry Kroeger House, 1913
  • John Hetebrink House, 1914
  • Edward Benchley House, 1915
  • Burdorf House, 1915
  • Song Residence, 1915
  • Stuelke House 1916
  • Clarence Spencer House, 1917
  • Mary Spencer House, 1917

1900 - 1917: Non-Residential Development (pages 32 - 40, File size: 940 KB)
List of Properties:

  • Dean Block, 1899-1901
  • Masonic Temple, 1901
  • Schumacher Building, 1905
  • Methodist Church, 1909
  • Crystal Ice House, 1910
  • Stedman Jewelers' Clock, 1910
  • Fullerton General Hospital, 1913

1918 - 1925: Residential Development (pages 41 - 54, File size: 1.5 MB)

List of Properties:

  • Annin House, 1919
  • C. Stanley Chapman House, 1919
  • Bastanchury House, 1921
  • Osborne House, 1922
  • Pomona Bungalow Court, 1922
  • Lyon House, 1922
  • Kelley House, 1923
  • Gardiner House, 1923
  • Muckenthaler House, 1923
  • Cooper House, 1923
  • Sans Souci Court, 1924
  • Grieves Apartments, 1924
  • Clinton Smith House, 1924
  • Royer House, 1925
  • Otto House, 1925

1918 - 1925: Non-Residential Development (pages 55 - 75, File size: 3.22 MB)

List of Properties:

  • Pacific Electric Depot, 1918
  • Ellingson Building, 1920
  • Masonic Temple, 1920
  • Christian Science Church, 1920
  • 125 West Santa Fe Avenue Building, 1921
  • Fullerton Dye Works Building, 1922
  • California Hotel, 1922
  • Fullerton High School, 1922
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1922
  • Chapman Building, 1923
  • Union Pacific Depot, 1923
  • De Luxe Hotel, 1923
  • 719-723 South Harbor Boulevard Building, 1923
  • Alician Court Theatre, 1924
  • Elephant Packing House, 1924
  • Amerige Block, 1925
  • Grumwald's Tin shop, 1925

    1926 - 1930: Residential Development (pages 76 - 93, File size: 2.3 MB)
    List of Properties:

    • William Wintter House, 1926
    • Lamhofer House, 1927
    • Henry Kroeger House, 1927
    • Model Home of 1927
    • Gobar House, 1927
    • Starbuck House, 1927
    • Mahr House, 1928
    • Nenno House, 1928
    • Conley House, 1928
    • Edgar Johnson House, 1928
    • Mennis House, 1928
    • Gowen House, 1928
    • Mariola Apartments, 1929
    • Abbott House, 1929
    • Cleaver House, 1929
    • Dewella Apartments, 1929
    • Dunphy Apartments, 1929
    • Foster House, 1929
    • Thompson House, 1930
    • 130 West Whiting Avenue Apartments, 1930
    • Hirigoyen House, 1930
    • Russ House / Hunter House, 1930

    1926 - 1930: Non-residential Development (pages 94 - 106, File size: 2.2 MB)
    List of Properties:

    • Dreyfus Building, 1926
    • 213-215 West Commonwealth Ave. Building, 1926
    • 118 East Commonwealth Ave. Building, 1927
    • Odd Fellows Lodge, 1927
    • Sanitary Laundry Building, 1928
    • Firestone Tire Service Building, 1929
    • Rialto Theatre, 1930 (remodeled)
    • Rutabegorz Restaurant Building, 1930
    • Loumagne's Market and Residence, 1930
    • Santa Fe Depot, 1930
    • Plummer Auditorium, 1930
    • Street Light Standards, mid-1920s

    1931 - 1946: Residential Development (pages 107 to 110)
    List of Properties:

    • Mills House, 1937
    • George Amerige House, 1938
    • Gamble House, 1940
    • Rawlins House, 1941

    1931 - 1946: Non-residential Development (pages 111 - 121, File size: 1.3 MB)
    List of Properties:

    • Hillcrest Park, 1930s (improvements)
    • Mutual Building & Loan Association, 1933 (remodeled)
    • Pilasters at Amerige Park, 1934
    • Wilshire Junior High School, 1934-36
    • Fullerton College, 1935
    • Fullerton Post Office, 1938
    • Val Vita - Hunt Wesson Office, 1939
    • Fullerton City Hall, 1939
    • Fullerton Library, 1941
    • First Lutheran Church, 1942
    • Adams' Barbershop Building, 1946

    Post WWII - Section Two: Potential Landmark Districts (pages 122 - 150, File size: 4.0 MB)

    A number of distinct neighborhoods emerged from the City's early roots. Sixteen such neighborhoods or districts are identified in this section and each is briefly described with text and photos of representative housing construction. Maps of the Districts are also included.

    Section Three: Potential Significant Properties (pages 151 - 158, File size: 1 MB) List of Properties:

    • Residential Development
      • Richman House, 1897
      • Quine House and Office, 1903
      • Cooke House, 1908
      • Sitton House, 1920
      • Bridgford House, 1927
      • Lillian Yaeger House, 1928
      • Coroles House, 1940
    • Non-residential Development
      • First United Methodist Church, 1929
      • Kohlenberger Building, 1930
      • Maple School, 1936
      • Beckman Instruments Building, 1953
      • Hunt Wesson Administrative Building, 1960
    • Streetscape Features of Cultural Importance
      • Hitching post, 1907
      • Bells along El Camino Real, c. 1910
      • Flagstone bench, c. 1940

    Index (pages 159 - 163, File size: 291 KB)

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