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Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 
 
Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 7, 2021
1. Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker
Inscription.  

"Irvine bean and Grain Growers Association"

$300,000 cost (or $200,000) and $50,000 for machinery to move grain/clean

Held over 16,000 pounds of beans/barley

During WWII the Irvine Ranch was the world's largest grower of lima beans

32 silos - either 33' or 35' high; each holds 500,000 pounds

1986 the silos were converted into 148 hotel rooms for the La Quinta
 
Erected by City of Irvine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
 
Location. 33° 40.531′ N, 117° 45.528′ W. Marker is in Irvine, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sand Canyon Avenue and Burt Road. The marker is located next to the swimming pool of the La Quinta Inn & Suites near the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14972 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine CA 92618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Irvine Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel, Store, Hamilton Bungalow (within shouting
Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 7, 2021
2. Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker
Next to the swimming pool of the La Quinta Inn.
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distance of this marker); Old Town Irvine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1895 Sack Storage Warehouse (about 300 feet away); Lion Country Safari (approx. 2.2 miles away); Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Late 1700s and 1800s The Endurance of a Culture (approx. 2½ miles away); Frances Packing House (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
Also see . . .  Old Town gives a glimpse of Irvine’s roots.
BULK PROCESSING WAREHOUSE

In 1949, a new, state-of-the-art bulk processing warehouse was built on the site of the old 1890 warehouse. Bulk operations provided a more efficient way to store, clean and ship dry crops. The new warehouse could hold 16 million pounds of beans and barley in 32 concrete silos. After the Old Town Irvine restoration in 1986, the warehouse was converted into the La Quinta Hotel. Source: Orange County Register
(Submitted on November 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, April 22, 2022
3. Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949 Marker
Marker can be seen at the base of the cacti.
Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, April 22, 2022
4. Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse
The warehouse has been converted into part of the La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.

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May. 26, 2022