Wednesday, March 10, 2010

National Forest, Laguna, Santa Ana, Neutra, etc.

Two more photos from the Cleveland National Forest today. These two show the Santa Ana Tin Mine, which I discussed on this blog last April. I won't be surprised if James Newland also talks about the mine -- or at least mining -- in his talk to the OCHS tomorrow night.
The Laguna Beach Historical Society's March 15th meeting features designer and architectural historian Ted Wells speaking on the subject of (1960s &'70s) "Architectural Modernism in Laguna Beach." The program will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave., 7:30-9:30pm.
The Assistance League of Santa Ana will hold a fundraising "Historic Santa Ana Tour" on Sat., March 13th, 10am-4pm. The guided tour will include First Presbyterian Church, The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, the Old Orange County Court House, the Dr. Howe-Waffle House, Santa Ana High School, and a building I'm unfamiliar with, called the Madame Modjeska Building. Tickets available at or click here for a downloadable ticket flyer. For more information or to buy tickets by phone, call 714-664-0547.
The Register's "Arts Blog" recently featured an update on the (endangered?) Mariners Medical Arts complex (1963, Richard Neutra) in Newport Beach.
The First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim celebrated their 140th anniversary last Sunday. See the Register's article for the story. The church also has a book available by Alan Lopez, entitled, Living the Journey: 140 Years Serving in Anaheim. Can anyone challenge their claim of being the "oldest Protestant church in Orange County?" (I'm not trying to burst anyone's bubble. I just tend to see "oldest" statements as a challenge for us historians. )

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