“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newport Beach in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Roger Seitz


Roger Seitz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, March 20, 2022
1. Roger Seitz Marker
Inscription.  This monument is dedicated in memory of Roger Seitz, FAIA from his friends and colleagues at The Irvine Company.

He was a talented, passionate master architect and urban designer responsible for creating places for all of us to enjoy such as Fashion Island, Tustin Marketplace, The Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, and Newport Coast.

He enlivened our skyline with neon and encouraged us to be enthusiastic about the color purple. His wit and wisdom inspired all of the people he worked with to reach new levels of excellence in planning and design.

His tireless contributions to civic organizations such as The South Coast Repertory Theater, Newport Harbor Art Museum, and The Newport Beach Public Library have benefited all of us.

Roger combined the elements of art, architecture and urban design to set in motion the fulfillment of his visions. He then allowed those elements to create a power of their own.

"To know what to leave out and what to put in, just where and just how". Frank Lloyd Wright
Erected by The Irvine Company.
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Roger Seitz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, March 20, 2022
2. Roger Seitz Marker
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Location. 33° 36.863′ N, 117° 52.569′ W. Marker is in Newport Beach, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Newport Center Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport Beach CA 92660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Third National Jamboree (a few steps from this marker); Nakayoshi - Good Friends (approx. half a mile away); The Original Disneyland Bandstand (approx. half a mile away); Site of 3rd National Boy Scout Jamboree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to the Balboa Island Museum (approx. 0.9 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hang Gliding (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Ferry Service Between Balboa and Balboa Island (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport Beach.
More about this marker. Marker is located near Macy's on the upper level of Fashion Island, just to the south of the escalators of the south entrance to the mall. It is located in a small greenway with large trees, near the flagpole.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 27, 2023