...[The] property [is] located at 1584 E. Santa Clara Ave. in the City of Santa Ana. The orchard and farmhouse were recently placed on the Santa Ana Register of Historic Properties by the City Council. The owners of the property, Lutheran High School of Orange County and Concordia University, ...disagreed with the historical listing ... and have submitted a Notice of Intent to demolish the orchard and farmhouse in order to clear the property for future development. Pursuant to Section 30-7 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code, the City of Santa Ana must explore ways to preserve the property including publicizing the availability of the property... for sale or, in the case of the house, for sale and relocation. ... Should the [property] be sold, the City would work with subsequent owners to ensure that the historic preservation of the property is upheld. The deadline to submit offers to the property owner is Jan. 15, 2013.For more information about the property, see the website linked above or contact the owner's representative, Robert H. Odle at 714-401-9231, or the City's representative, Vince Fregoso at 714-667-2713.
Phil Brigandi will present, "Around Our Town: Glimpses of Old Orange," in the Community Room at the Orange Public Library & History Center in Downtown Orange this Friday, Sept. 21, 4:00-5:30pm. He will discuss the local architectural landscape of Orange and present historic and modern photographs of the downtown area. He will also be available to autograph his books, for sale at the end of the program. This free program is presented in connection with the Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman University.
(By the way, I just stumbled across this interview with Phil that you might enjoy.)