The hustle and bustle of modern life can be exhausting. Luckily, there are a lot of historical sites near Fullerton, California, that can give you the feeling of a simpler time. One awesome site is Founders’ Park in Anaheim. Read on to learn a little more about it!
A Little History
The Anaheim Colony was founded in 1857, and the settlers planted 50 20-acre vineyards of grapes. But in the 1870s, a plague wiped out the grapes, and oranges were planted instead. And as you know, the area is still famous for oranges today!
“Of the city’s four historic districts, the Anaheim Colony is the largest and first to be adopted in 1997,” according to Anaheim Colony. Anaheim Colony’s “boundaries match that of the original German colony founded in 1857.”
What’s Founders’ Park?
Founders’ Park comprises a one-acre area on the west side of the original Anaheim Colony. There are several historical points of interest, including these:
- The Mother Colony house, “the oldest remaining wood-framed building in Orange County”
- The Moreton Bay Fig tree, the city’s first Landmark Tree, which was imported from Australia and planted by 1876 (and served as the model for the Tarzan Treehouse at Disneyland!)
- The Woelke-Stoffel House, a two-story Queen Anne built in 1894
How to Enjoy the Site Today
Walk around and check out the vegetable garden, water pump, clothesline, and sundial to try your hand at some historical activities and feel like you’ve stepped back in time. And to take it up a notch, Anaheim’s website says that “Founders’ Park is the perfect setting for tea parties, themed fundraisers, intimate weddings and corporate events.”
Founders’ Park is located at 400 N. West Street, Anaheim, just a few minutes away from us in Fullerton. Check it out next time you’re close and feel a little closer to history! And if you like the area, consider moving to Avignon Apartment Homes! We have one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Fullerton, California.
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