Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
North Gate of City of Anaheim
Location of North Gate
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
Location. 33° 50.639′ N, 117° 55.011′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of South Anaheim Boulevard and West South Street, on the right when traveling south on South Anaheim Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 777 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim CA 92805, 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. Helena Modjeska (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Anaheim Library (approx. ¾ mile away); Mother Colony House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Mother Colony House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of San Pedro Gate (approx. one mile away); St. Michael's Episcopal Church Loara School Bell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 112 and was registered in 1933. An official California Landmark brass plaque may have been placed then, but this has not been verified and no vintage photographs have been found.
Regarding North Gate of City of Anaheim. Office of Historic Preservation description: “A wall or fence of willow poles that took root and grew was planted around the Anaheim Colony to keep out the herds of wild cattle that roamed the surrounding country. Gates were erected at the north, east, south, and west ends of the two principal streets of the colony. The north gate, on the highway to Los Angeles, was the main entrance to the city.”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on January 26, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.