Today's post is all Santa Ana, starting with the photo above, which is a detail from a 1946 postcard showing North Main St. The Horton Furniture building and the adjacent Arcade are still standing. A Jack In The Box now stands at the corner of Civic Center Drive, where the California Hotel was. The dome in the background was the Congregational Church.
The two construction/demolition photos above and the court photo at right came from the same set of 1936 images of Santa Ana (which I sadly did not win on Ebay). The two above show construction at what appears to be Santa Ana High School. New classroom and shop buildings, designed by Allison & Allison, were built that year. I have no idea where the bungalow court is/was located, but it's a nice contemporary image of that style of building.
The historic Floral Park Neighborhood will host their annual Home & Garden Tour on Sat. and Sun., April 25-26, 10am-4pm. In addition to tours of the area's vintage homes and gardens, there will also be an antique/collectables sale and a classic cars display. Tickets are $30 and will be sold at booths at Flower St. & 19th St. and at Santa Clara Ave. & Victoria Dr.
The Old Courthouse Museum's new exhibit is "Past Tents: The Way We Camped," which explores the history of camping in California from the mid-1800s to the 1950s. Not much O.C. content yet, but I understand some may be added later. The exhibition runs through June 5th.