Friday, February 11, 2011

Orange County Modernism revisited

This is the Orange County Central Justice Center, in Santa Ana. It was designed by the famed architect Richard Neutra and the local firm of Ramberg & Lowrey. It was completed in 1968 and offically opened in 1969.
I blogged about Neutra back in October, when the "Amazing Neutra of Orange County" exhibit opened at the Old Courthouse Museum. Now that the exhibit is about to end, there will be another panel discussion on Orange County's Modernist heritage, the works of Richard Neutra, and efforts to preserve them. The panel includes Alan Hess, Chris Jepsen, and Dion Neutra -- seen (left to right) in the photo below -- and Neutra expert Barbara Lamprecht. The program will be held tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 12, 2:00-4:30pm, at the Old Orange County Courthouse, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana. The event is free and open to the public.

Happy Lincoln's Birthday!

1 comment:

David Lemmon said...

It is so sad to see this building deteriorate. I wish the county would do a full rehab before its too late and it has to be torn down. Also, great photo! I had a hard time capturing this building on my own blog: