“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Irvine, California

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Irvine is in Orange County
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1 California, Orange County, Irvine — 1895 Sack Storage WarehouseNational Register of Historic Places
200,000 sacks, 100 lbs. each holding lima, garbanzo, black-eyed beans, barley or oats. The sacks were stacked from the floor to the rafters in interlocking piles to prevent them from falling. The building required 140,000 board feet of pure wood . . . Map (db m188941) HM
2 California, Orange County, Irvine — 218 — Barton MoundCalifornia Registered Historical Landmark No. 218
In January 1857, a group of outlaws were terrorizing the citizens of San Juan Capistrano committing robbery and murder. Los Angeles County Sheriff James R. Barton formed a posse of five men and rode south. On January 23, 1857, near this mound, a . . . Map (db m244100) HM
3 California, Orange County, Irvine — Bulk Storage Silo Warehouse 1949Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
"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 . . . Map (db m185442) HM
4 California, Orange County, Irvine — Cogan House
Named after former purchasing agent Charles J. Cogan, Cogan House was built in 1913 on the bluffs overlooking Newport Bay. Between 1924 and 1925 it was moved to its current location. The two-story bedroom bungalow exhibits many early Craftsman . . . Map (db m203556) HM
5 California, Orange County, Irvine — Frances Packing House
Established by the Irvine Family in 1916. Originally located in the north-east side of this park. National Register of Historic Places August 2, 1977.Map (db m195048) HM
6 California, Orange County, Irvine — Hotel, Store, Hamilton Bungalow
Hotel, 1915, for seasonal workers, the Irvine Company Warehouse employees and local, business owners. Store 1911, Chris McNeil, Contractor, Kate Munger was first operator general merchandise and groceries. Post office left front corner and a living . . . Map (db m188942) HM
7 California, Orange County, Irvine — In Memory of Jim Olson1939 - 2002
This windmill is one of 1,200 such water-pumping devices that once served the Irvine Ranch before modern water systems were available. Jim, a long-time employee of Irvine Ranch Water District, was responsible for dismantling and reconstructing it . . . Map (db m52247) HM
8 California, Orange County, Irvine — Katie Wheeler LibraryIrvine Ranch Historic Park — The Irvine Family Residence —
The present day Katie Wheeler Library is a reconstruction of the outer facade of the Irvine family's residence. The original structure was constructed in 1876 by C.E. French, general manager for the Ranch. Once he gained control of the Ranch in . . . Map (db m205835) HM
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9 California, Orange County, Irvine — Late 1700s and 1800sThe Endurance of a Culture
Prior to European contact, California's inhabitants established one of the most densely populated regions in North America. When Spanish explorers arrive, bringing with them a variety of diseases, a catastrophic wave of illness and death spreads . . . Map (db m195050) HM
10 California, Orange County, Irvine — Lion Country Safari
From 1970 to 1984, Lion Country Safari made it possible for children of all ages to experience the sights and sounds of an African safari - entirely from the safety and comfort of their cars. It was Southern California's first ever wild animal . . . Map (db m148301) HM
11 California, Orange County, Irvine — Living and Working on the Irvine RanchIrvine Ranch Historic Park
Planting, cultivating, harvesting crops and maintaining livestock on the spewing Irvine Ranch was no easy task. The success of the ranch was due in large part to the workforce of superintendent foremen, vaqueros and farm hands who performed the . . . Map (db m203548) HM
12 California, Orange County, Irvine — Myford's New Garage
Built in 1949, Myford Irvine originally used this structure as a garage for his cars. Remodeled in 1960 as a draftsman's office, it underwent several subsequent alterations over the years. Before its most recent remodel, it was a conference room for . . . Map (db m212928) HM
13 California, Orange County, Irvine — Northwood Gratitude and Honor MemorialA story of community, compassion and collaboration
In 2003, a group of Irvine residents came together at Northwood Community Park, recognizing military personnel for their service and honoring individuals who died in the line of duty while serving in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The passionate and . . . Map (db m195049) HM WM
14 California, Orange County, Irvine — 1004 — Old Town Irvine
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 . . . Map (db m50339) HM
15 California, Orange County, Irvine — The Bath House
The Bath House is typical of the 1930s construction used in outbuildings throughout Irvine Ranch. Constructed in 1931, it replaced the restroom facilities within the Bunkhouse when it was converted from an open dormitory to individual rooms. Though . . . Map (db m203552) HM
16 California, Orange County, Irvine — The BunkhouseIrvine Ranch Historic Park
Constructed in 1906 as a mule corral, the Bunkhouse was converted into a dormitory in 1917 due to the Ranch's increased demand for worker housing. The Bunkhouse boarded mainly house laborers and maintenance crew and up to 50 men (two to three per . . . Map (db m203551) HM
17 California, Orange County, Irvine — The Old Irvine Blacksmith ShopNational Register of Historic Places
A Piece of History of Orange County, California, constructed 1915-1916 Orange County was once covered in orange groves and fields. The blacksmith shop supported the Irvine Ranch, the Irvine Bean and Grain Growers Association, and the . . . Map (db m188946) HM
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18 California, Orange County, Irvine, Cypress Village — A Turning Tide
The opening of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, forever changed The Irvine Ranch. From March 17, 1943 until the summer of 1999, the station trained military aviators to serve the nation in war and peace. The progression . . . Map (db m244151) HM
19 California, Orange County, Irvine, Northwood — An Exciting New Era
"The people are coming, whether we plan for their arrival or not. We choose to plan." -Raymond L. Watson, The Irvine Company's first planner and architect. In 1953 the University of California bought 1,000 acres from the Irvine . . . Map (db m244153) HM
20 California, Orange County, Irvine, Northwood — The Evolution of the CityIrvine
William Pereira's Master Plan envisioned for Irvine an entirely different approach to living a series of self-contained villages providing a wide diversity of housing types along with parks, trails, schools and retail centers. The City's . . . Map (db m244148) HM
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Apr. 24, 2024