Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual State of Old Towne Forum!
We would especially like to thank our panelists:
Mark Murphy, Mayor
Rick Otto, City Manager
Eric Rosauer, Sergeant, City of Orange Police Department
Jack Raubolt, Chapman VP of Community Relations
Thank you for discussing the issues impacting Old Towne now and in the future.
Attention all historic preservation students! The Old Towne Preservation Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Anne Siebert Academic Scholarship.
OTPA established the Anne Siebert Schlarship to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing degrees or certificates in the field of historic preservation at educational institutions in Southern California.
Did you know....Orange has a history from the Wild West?
"On the night of March 3, 1880 six masked bandits accosted eight to ten persons at gunpoint and tied them up while robbing them, including a Mrs. Marian Crowder of Crowder's Store, then located at the Northeast corner of the Plaza in Orange (where Citizen's Business Bank is today). The bandits made off with valuables and $276.15 in cash, and warned Mrs. Crowder to wait 15 minutes before untying the prisoners, to allow an escape. Some of the bandits were later imprisoned at San Quentin."
OTPA worked closely with the City’s Community Development staff on updating the Historic Preservation Design Standards, the first update in decades. The Design Standards spell out for residents, businesses and developers what can and cannot be done when rehabilitating or preserving an historic Old Towne structure. OTPA thanks City’s Historic Planner Marissa Moshier for leading the project and inviting OTPA’s input.
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