Orange County Almanac

Heninger Park is one of Santa Ana's oldest neighborhoods.

Settled between 1880 and 1920, the area is bounded by 1st, Sycamore and Flower streets and McFadden Avenue.

The oldest homes are Colonial revivals and Craftsman-style bungalows built in the early 1900s. The earliest homes were at the north end of the neighborhood, and newer ones spread south until about 1920, when the area was built out.

Martin Heninger of South Dakota was one of the neighborhood's first developers. He built and sold homes at the turn of the century.

He also lived in the area himself, which is why it still bears his name.


Artist Brigitte Crosson is displaying her watercolors of "Faces: a Cultural Journey" at the Newport Beach Central Library.

Crosson honed her skills in fashion illustration and retail clothing ads before turning to fine arts. She draws on her experiences in Beirut, Nairobi and Zurich for her ethnic compositions.

The show is at the main library, 1000 Avocado Ave., through this month.

Information: (714) 717-3800.

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