Historic Packing Houses and Other Industrial Structures in Southern California

Virtual Tour of Orange County: Villa Park

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Villa Park (SP)

The Villa Park Orchards Association packing house was originally located at Wanda on the SP's Tustin Branch. The association was established in1912, when 48 local fruit growers organized to harvest, pack, and market their fruit. The organization was incorporated in 1913.

John Signor was at the packing house in February 1980 and photographed the exterior


and the interior

John Signor photos, used by permision.

Ed Workman has provided a black and white photo of the Villa Park Orchards Association packing house (Photo-EW) and Cliff Prather has provided a photo of an SP local switching the packing house in June 1971 (Photo-CP).

A second packing house, located at the former Santiago Orange Growers Association in Orange, CA, was acquired around 1970 to handle the overflow of fruit from the Villa Park packing house. However, by 1981 the Villa Park packing house had been vacated and sold and the Villa Park Orchards Association operations moved solely to the former Santiago packing house in Orange.


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