Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The House of Bernardo Yorba

The historic Bernardo Yorba adobe, when it was still standing - Circa 1900.
The exploration and documentation of the ruins of Bernardo Yorba’s home by Don Meadows in 1919 will be the topic of the next Orange County Historical Society meeting. Historian Phil Brigandi, a longtime friend of Meadows, will tell us about this early adventure in local archaeology. This program will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange.

(The previously announced speaker is unable to attend. We knew it was just a matter of time before the dumb guy who schedules OCHS' programs screwed up.)

OCHS also has a small book on this subject, The House of Bernardo Yorba by Don Meadows, available for sale. They should have copies available at the meeting and also sell them through their website.


Tim said...

I would've liked to attend, but I'm now just seeing this. Can anyone tell me the location/current address of the former Yorba estate?

OCkid said...

The state historical landmark plaque (#226) is at the corner of
Esperanza Road and Echo Hill Lane in Yorba Linda. The adobe was torn down in 1926.