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Irvine in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Town Irvine

 
 
Old Town Irvine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
1. Old Town Irvine Marker
Inscription.  The townsite began in 1887 with the arrival of the AT&SF RR. James Irvine II chose this site to be the shipping center for crops grown on the Irvine Ranch, due to its high elevation. Original buildings remaining include the Bean Shed (1895), Bulk Storage Warehouse (1949), Blacksmith Shop (1912), Garage (1929), Tenant Farmhouse (1897), General Store (1912), and Hotel (1913). The hotel and store were moved from across Sand Canyon Avenue in 1986.
 
Erected 1987 by Santa Ana Parlor No. 235, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Santa Ana. (Marker Number 1004.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 33° 40.523′ N, 117° 45.468′ W. Marker is in Irvine, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Sand Canyon Avenue and Burt Road on Sand Canyon Avenue. Touch for map
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By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
2. Old Town Irvine Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14982 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine CA 92618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lion Country Safari (approx. 2.2 miles away); Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Serrano Adobe (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Hill Historic Park (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memory of Jim Olson (approx. 4.6 miles away); Juan Avila Adobe (approx. 5.9 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 6 miles away); Mormon Battalion Marker (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvine.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1004.
 
General Store image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
3. General Store
The marker is mounted on the front of the General Store.
Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
4. Hotel
Old Town Irvine Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Larry A. Taylor, November 23, 2014
5. Old Town Irvine Blacksmith Shop
The Old Town Irvine blacksmith shop now houses a hamburger restaurant, Knowlwood's. Interior includes blacksmith equipment and theme.
United States Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
6. United States Post Office
Old Town Irvine image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
7. Old Town Irvine
Irvine Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
8. Irvine Blacksmith Shop
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,558 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Larry A. Taylor of Los Angeles, California.   6, 7, 8. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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