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San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Esslinger Building

1939

 
 
Esslinger Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Flynt, February 8, 2019
1. Esslinger Building Marker
Inscription.  Esslinger building was constructed in 1939 by Dr. Paul Esslinger after he was inspired by a 1937 trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The medical building was constructed using poured-in-place concrete and is one of the best examples of Streamline Moderne architecture in Orange County.

Esslinger building was considered one of the most advanced medical practices of its time, offering services such as eye-ear-nose treatments, operations, diathermy, x-ray use, laboratory work, and dental in 23 rooms.

The local Griffith Family purchased Esslinger building in 2002 and completed its rehabilitation in 2003. This uniquely iconic building has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.
 
Erected 2018 by Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 142-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location. 33° 30.01′ N, 117° 39.743′ W. Marker is in San

Esslinger Building image. Click for full size.
By Byron Flynt, February 8, 2019
2. Esslinger Building
Juan Capistrano, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Camino Capistrano and Forster Street, on the right when traveling north on Camino Capistrano. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31866 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garcia Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel Garcia Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Domingo Yorba Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); "El Adobe de Capistrano" (within shouting distance of this marker); Egan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Town Center Park / The Mendelson Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blas Aguilar Adobe (about 400 feet away); Site of the Valenzuela Adobe (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Capistrano.
 
Regarding Esslinger Building. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places - #88000557
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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