MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE IN HISTORIC ANAHEIM SATURDAY MAY 10 8 am to 4pm
703 N. Lemon (shown here, just north of Pearson Park) is the starting point for a multi-family sale spanning several blocks of the Anaheim Colony Historic District. Start here for maps to other homes in the area participating in the sale, including 2 antique dealers clearing out their wares! NO EARLY BIRDS please!
Also this weekend, the West Anaheim Neighborhood Development Council is hosting their Annual WAND BBQ, Saturday, May 10 from 10 am to 4 pm. This FREE event is at Twila Reed Park, 3100 W. Orange. For more info contact Judithann Gollette at (714) 827-6818.
HERITAGE HOME SAVED FROM DEMOLITION!
Rather fun that my first blog post celebrates a victory. Today's OC Register reports that Anaheim City Council voted to relocate a cottage slated for the wrecking ball. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-anaheim-historical-2036328-move-hobson
While the reported graciously gives credit to the Anaheim Historical Society (where I serve as President, because sleep is highly over-rated) I have to say that the developer blew off AHS requests for proper documentation and preservation efforts, until the Anaheim Neighborhood Association (ANA) and a City staffer new to preservation became involved. So thanks to all who rocked the boat! Sadly, the SHPO office in Sacramento had signed off on the loss of the house, without the proper documentation, leaving it up to local officials to determine its fate. Nope, Anaheim does not have any Municipal Code that prevents developers from tearing down heritage homes. Not even in the City's 3 historic districts. What is the line from POTC? "They're considered more like guidelines than actual rules"....
If you have not heard of ANA before, they are a PAC that has existed for decades, the brave pioneers who curbed the demolition of historic Anaheim under Project Alpha. Lament the loss of our historic downtown? It was supposed to be worse! If you enjoy living in or visiting the 3 historic districts, thank ANA, because they were scheduled to be next on the demolition circuit! Check out ANA at the website, http://anaheimneighborhoodassociation.com/ and take a look at the fundraiser they are hosting. Yep, involved there too.