Historic Packing Houses and Other Industrial Structures in Southern California
Virtual Tour of Orange County: Anaheim
Copyright 2002 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 was a warm, windy and smoky day in Anaheim. These photos of the Anaheim Orange and Lemon Growers' Association packing house were taken late in the afternoon, about a half-hour before sunset.
Now a hotel supply company, the former packing house sits on the
northeast corner of the intersection of Anaheim Blvd (formerly Los Angeles
Street) and Santa Ana Street, just a little south of the center of Anaheim.
The packing house was served by the SP from the Anaheim-Santa Ana line that
ran down the center of Santa Ana Street. This view is of the front (west)
side of the building on Anaheim Blvd.
James Lancaster Photo.
The next view shows the west and south sides of the building (Photo-JL). A crossing gate on Anaheim Blvd for the SP (now UP) track is visible on the left side of the photo. At one time an SP siding for loading refrigerator cars ran along the the south side of the building (Photo-JL). The SP (now UP) track can be seen in the lower right corner of the photo. The final photo shows the north side of the building where citrus fruit arriving from the orange and lemon groves was off-loaded from trucks (Photo-JL).
The Anaheim Colony web site has two historic photos of the Anaheim Orange and Lemon Growers' Association packing house (one photo is a post card).
One block west of the Anaheim Orange and Lemon Growers' Association packing house, at Anaheim Blvd and Lemon Street, is the last operating wig-wag crossing signal in Orange County, seen here from the north side (Photo-JL) and the south side (Photo-JL).
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