The photos above show the Holly Sugar plant in South Santa Ana being torn down in 1983. The sugar plant went into production around 1910. These images come from a large set of 1970s-1980s photos recently donated to the Orange County Historical Society.
Julius Schulman, the father of architectural photography, will be the guest speaker at Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, on Wed., Oct. 8, at 7pm (tomorrow or today, depending on when you read this). Schulman's first assignment in Orange County was to photograph the Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach for architect Rudolph M. Schindler. He went on to become one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th Century. Tickets: $35. Students with ID $18. Casa Romantica Members $25.
On Monday, thousands of Anaheim 3rd graders were brought to the "Gift of History" program at the Anaheim Convention Center. Mayor Curt Pringle, State Sen. Lou Correa, and Angels baseball announcer Steve Physioc each told the children about the importance of understanding history, regardless of what profession they choose to pursue. Each student received a free backpack that included school supplies and a copy of "Anna's Home by the River."