Anaheim Colony - Anaheim, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 50.179 W 117° 55.694
11S E 414114 N 3744395
Quick Description: What is left of the original homestead of the Anaheim Colony has been turned into a public historical park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 7:19:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMMNT5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque says, "The houses of Founders' Park illustrates how 19th century Anaheim architecture evolved. The modest Mother Colony House, now the oldest wood frame structure in Orange County, represents the first years of the Anaheim COlony. It reflects the hard work of creating a homestead around a simple, signle-story house that seems grafted to the ground beneath. The Anaheim colony was miles from the markets of Los Angeles, the nearest seaport, or the closest railroad depot. In contrast, the Woelke-Stoffel home is decoratively ornate. It reflects the growing prosperity of Anaheim and the desire to bring the latest styles to the city. The Industrial Revolution introduced mass production to housing construction including gingerbread details for Victorian homes. The port at Anaheim Landing brought shipping closer, and by 1875-the railroad had rolled into town."
Structure Type: Log Cabin

Link to the Homestead: Not listed

History if no Link: Not listed

Additional Parking or Point of Interest: Not Listed

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