Layout Construction Progress

February 2008

These photos show the progress since the previous photos were taken two months ago. Much of the effort has been directed toward the details around the National Orange packing house as shown in the model and prototype photos. 



The first layout photo (below) shows the front of the packing house from the west side of Pachappa Ave.



Note the street light, fire hydrant and weeds. Now compare the photo above with the prototype photo below taken in May 2000. The street light is a slightly different and shape and color but the overall scene is similar.


Jim Lancaster
Photo.

The scene is similar today except for the lack of a packing house. It burned to the ground in 2001. The photo below was taken February 2, 2008. The white wrought iron fence marks the location of the former packing house.


Jim Lancaster Photo.


The next layout photo
(below) shows the packing house from Pachappa Avenue.



Note the manhole covers, the two tracks in the street, the drain in the street just to the left of the palm tree, the pipe in the pavement, and the yellow posts protecting the side doors and the cull loader. Now compare that view above with the photo below taken by Keith Jordan in 1987.


Keith Jordan Photo.

The manhole covers, the two tracks in the street, the drain in the street and the pipe in the pavement are still visible today, as shown in the photo below taken February 2, 2008.


Jim Lancaster Photo.

Below are closeup views of the drain and the pipe taken February 2, 2008.


Jim Lancaster Photo.


Jim Lancaster Photo.


The last layout photo (below) shows the National Orange packing house from further south along Pachappa Ave.



Note the concrete street light and then compare the view above with the two photos below taken in 1987 and 1993 by Keith Jordan and Cliff Prather.


Keith Jordan Photo.


Cliff Prather Photo.

As of February 2, 2008 the concrete street light had been replaced by a metal version (below). But the next street light to the south is still one of the concrete versions (second photo below).


Jim Lancaster Photo.


Jim Lancaster Photo.


Last update: 5/26/13