What's New
on the
Packing House Website?

December 28, 2013
Added Redlands Page (San Bernardino County).

November 10, 2012
Updated home page.

April 5, 2011
Revised home page.

June 28, 2009
Added Highgrove Page (Riverside County).

February 8, 2009
Added Marty Quaas photos in new Preview Gallery Pages 1 and 2 and Hemet Page (Riverside County).

January 20, 2009
Added New Edison page (Central & Northern California)

December 12, 2008
Added Eastside Lines page (Central & Northern California)

November 16, 2008
Added new photos to the Fillmore & Santa Paula page (Ventura County) and San Fernando page (LA County).

April 5, 2008
Added new Ojai page and new photos to the Fillmore & Santa Paula page (Ventura County).

April 24, 2007
Added new Fillmore & Santa Paula page (Ventura County).

April 20, 2007
Added photos and other material to Santa Susana page (Ventura County).

February 10, 2007
Added Lamanda Park page (Los Angeles County).

February 9, 2007
New photos added to Corona page (Riverside County).

February 1, 2007
Added Bryn Mawr page (San Bernardino County).

December 11, 2006
Added additional photos to the San Fernando page (Los Angeles County).

September 12, 2006
Added Whittier page (Los Angeles County)

September 9, 2006
Added San Fernando page (Los Angeles County) and links to Packing House Models page and Giant and Mammoth Orange Stands page.

June 27, 2006
Added new photos to Tustin (Orange County) and Upland (San Bernardino County) pages.

June 5, 2006
Added new page for Oceanside (San Diego County).

June 3, 2006
Added new photos of Union Ice & Cold Storage to San Bernardino page (San Bernardino County).

June 1, 2006
Added new page for Corona (Riverside County).

May 30, 2005
Updated the La Verne page with additional text and photos. Added new pages for Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, Upland and San Bernardino.

April 29, 2005
Updated the Claremont page with additional text and photos.

January 3, 2005
Added a companion web site for Central and Northern California packing houses and other structures.

January 3, 2004
Added a 1952 map and an old B&W photo of an additional packing house to the Tustin page (Orange County); added an old B&W photo of an additional packing house to the Santa Ana page (Orange County); added a 1920s B&W photo of the Olive Heights Citrus Association packing house to the Olive page (Orange County).

December 29, 2003
Added 21 color and B&W photos of the National Orange Sunkist packing house to the Riverside page (Riverside County); added a new page about Duarte (Los Angeles County); and added a number of prototype and model photos to the Fillmore page (Ventura County).

July 20, 2002
Added a photo of Robert Smaus' HO model of the Saticoy Lemon Packing House to the Fillmore page (Ventura County).

June 23, 2002
Version 2.0 announced to public.

June 22, 2002
Added page for Claremont (Los Angeles County) and testimony by a Santa Fe official before the ICC on shipping perishables.

June 20, 2002
Added page for La Verne (Los Angeles County).

June 19, 2002
Added page for Yorba Linda (Orange County).

June 14, 2002
Added page for Santa Ana (Orange County).

June 1, 2002
Version 2.0 introduced for testing with a new multi-page format. New cities added are:

  • Placentia (Orange County)
  • Olive (Orange County)
  • Villa Park (Orange County)
  • Atwood (Orange County)
  • Prenda (Riverside County)
  • East Highlands (San Bernardino County)
  • Fillmore (Ventura County)
Cities with added photos and other material are:
  • Tustin
  • Irvine
  • Orange
  • Anaheim
  • Fullerton
  • Riverside
  • Dixon
Contributing photographers are Jim Lancaster, John Signor, Bill Messecar, Cliff Prather and Darrel Lansing.

January 15, 2002
Version 1.0 introduced with a single page format. Original cities covered are:

  • Tustin (Orange County)
  • Irvine (Orange County)
  • Orange (Orange County)
  • Anaheim (Orange County)
  • Fullerton (Orange County)
  • Escondido (San Diego County)
  • Riverside (Riverside County)
  • Dixon (San Bernardino County)
  • Santa Susana (Ventura County)
  • Oxnard (Ventura County)
Contributing photographers are Jim Lancaster and Tom VanWormer.
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