TOUCHING THE PAST

Clipboard researched by Nancy Reed / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The following sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places reflect Orange County's rich heritage. We have listed the locations of these historic sites for those who wish to take a quick tour through the county's past. Many of the sites are open to the public, but others are privately owned and closed to visitors.

Carnegie Library 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim Houses the Anaheim Museum, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Samuel Kraemer Building 76 S. Claudina St. Anaheim Restored, houses offices.

Melrose Kroger Historic District Located between Olive and Kroger streets and Broadway and Lincoln Avenue Anaheim Private

Melrose-Backs Neighborhood Houses 226 and 228 E. Adele St. 303, 307, 317, 321 N. Philadelphia St. Anaheim Private

Phillip Ackley Stanton Home 2200 W. Sequoia Ave. Anaheim Rehabilitated, houses offices.

Truxaw-Gervais Home 887 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim Houses Thee White House Restaurant.

Balboa Pavilion 400 Main St. Balboa Houses restaurant, banquet facilities and offices.

Old Brea City Hall and Park 401 S. Brea Blvd. Brea Restored, houses American College of Law and Brea Historical Society offices.

Fairview Indian Site 2300 through 2500 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa Part of a Costa Mesa city park.

Jose Serrano Adobe Heritage Hill Park 25151 Serrano Road El Toro Tours are given at 2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends and holidays. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Chapman Building 110 E. Wilshire Ave. Fullerton Houses the Pioneer Bank and other offices.

Dr. George C. Clark House The Arboretum-Cal State Fullerton Yorba Linda Boulevard between Highway 57 and Associated Road Fullerton Now called the Heritage House. Open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Elephant Packing House 201 W. Truslow Ave. Fullerton Houses Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. Visitors are welcome between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Fullerton Union Pacific Depot 110 E. Santa Fe Ave. Fullerton Houses The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant.

Muckenthaler House 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Fullerton Now the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Helme-Worthy Store and Residence 513-519 Walnut St. and 128 6th St. Huntington Beach Undergoing rehabilitation for use by businesses.

Newland House 19820 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach Open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. the second Saturday and third Sunday of each month. Call (714) 847-5883 for group tours.

Irvine Bean and Growers Assn. Building 14972 Sand Canyon Ave. Irvine Houses the La Quinta Motor Inn.

Crystal Cove Historical District 7402 Southeast Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach

Mariona or Villa Rockledge 2529 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach Private

Pacific Electric Railway Company Depot 3035 Euclid St. La Habra Houses La Habra Community Theatre.

Modjeska Home Modjeska Canyon Road Modjeska Canyon To be dedicated as a county park on Helena Modjeska's birthday, Oct. 12. The estate is slated for rehabilitation.

Balboa Inn 105 Main St. Newport Beach

Bank of Balboa 611 E. Balboa Blvd. Newport Beach

Lovell Beach House 1242 W. Ocean Front Newport Beach Private

Lewis Ainsworth House 414 E. Chapman Ave. Orange Open for tours from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

C.Z. Culver House 205 E. Palmyra Ave. Orange Privately owned and undergoing rehabilitation.

Irvine Park 21401 Chapman Ave. Orange

Orange Plaza Historic District Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street Orange

Orange Union High School 333 N. Glassell St. Orange Wilkinson Hall at Chapman College

A.S. Bradford House 136 Palm Circle Placentia Open from 2 to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month.

George Key Ranch 625 Bastanchury Road Placentia Tours by appointment only. Call (714) 528-4260.

Casa de Roca Vista 221-223 Calle Los Alamos San Clemente Private

Oscar Easley Block 101 El Camino Real San Clemente Houses offices and businesses.

San Clemente Beach Club Avenida Boca de la Playa San Clemente Restored and now the Ole Hanson Beach Club.

Frank A. Forster House 27182 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano Houses an interior design firm.

Manuel Garcia Adobe 31851 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano Private

Harrison House 27762 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano Houses Capistrano Indian Council offices.

Los Rios Historic District 31600 to 31921 Los Rios St. San Juan Capistrano The O'Neill Museum at 31831 Los Rios St. is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. With the exception of the Montanez Adobe (see below), other district adobes are privately owned.

Mission San Juan Capistrano Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Montanez Adobe 31745 Los Rios St. San Juan Capistrano The city-owned adobe may be visited during a walking tour of downtown historic sites beginning at 1 p.m. Sundays at the El Peon Plaza across from the mission.

Miguel Parra Adobe 27792 Ortega Highway San Juan Capistrano Houses the Capistrano Indian Council museum collection. Open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Domingo Yorba Adobe 31781 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano Private

Builders Exchange Building 202-208 N. Main St. Santa Ana Houses law offices.

Harmon-McNeil House 817 N. Lacey St., French Park Santa Ana Private

Howe-Waffle House and Carriage House 120 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana House the Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum. Open the third Saturday of each month. Tours by appointment. Call (714) 547-9645.

George W. Minter Residence 322 West 3rd St. Santa Ana Restored, houses law offices.

Odd Fellows Hall 309-311 N. Main St. Santa Ana Restored for office use.

Old Orange County Courthouse 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana Part of the courthouse will open as a museum later this year; it now houses offices.

Pacific Electric Substation No. 14 802 East 5th St. Santa Ana Vacant and slated for redevelopment.

The Rankin Building 117 West 4th St. Santa Ana Rehabilitated as an office building.

Santa Ana City Hall 217 N. Main St. Santa Ana Restored and renamed the Barrister Building.

Santa Ana Fire Station No. 1 1322 N. Sycamore St. Santa Ana Rehabilitated for office use.

Downtown Santa Ana Historic District Santa Ana For walking tour information, call (714) 647-6561.

Santora Building 207 N. Broadway Santa Ana Undergoing seismic rehabilitation.

Smith-Tuthill Funeral Parlor 518 N. Broadway Santa Ana Houses California Federal Savings.

Southern Counties Gas Co. 207 West 2nd St. Santa Ana Rehabilitated and slated to house architectural offices.

Spurgeon Block 4th and Main streets Santa Ana

Spurgeon Station U.S. Post Office 615 N. Bush St. Santa Ana

Walkers Orange County Theater 308 N. Main St. Santa Ana Operating as the West Coast Theater.

George L. Wright Home 831 N. Minter St. Santa Ana Private

Yost Theater/Ritz Hotel 301-307 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana Slated for rehabilitation to house office, retail and nightclub space.

Old Seal Beach City Hall 201 8th St. Seal Beach Restored, houses offices.

Lighter-than-Air Hangars U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Valencia and Red Hill avenues Tustin Tours at 10 a.m. Saturdays; enter at Main Gate on Red Hill Avenue.

Sherman Stevens House 228 W. Main St. Tustin Private

Smith and Clark Brothers Ranch House and Grounds 18922 Santiago Blvd. Villa Park Private

Richard Nixon Birthplace 18061 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda Occupied, but visitors are invited to walk the grounds.

West Home Yorba Linda Boulevard and Palm Avenue Yorba Linda The house was destroyed in a 1982 fire. The site is now Jessamyn West Park.

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