This collection of 230 photographs and
106 associated negatives documents buildings in East Irvine, California that were built at
the turn of the twentieth century. The collection was compiled by Sanchez Talarico
Association, Inc. in circa 1988 in order to document the site prior to demolition of some of
the buildings. The area was the hub of activity on the Irvine Ranch, but with the growth of
a planned community to the southwest beginning in the 1970's, East Irvine is now important
primarily as an historical site. Most photographs depict the Irvine Bean Growers Association
Building, Irvine Village General Store and service station, the Irvine Garage and blacksmith
shops. Other photographs illustrate houses built in the early 1900s which may have been used
by Irvine Ranch workers and tenants.
Irvine is a planned city located in Orange County, California, near the Pacific coast. It
shares its borders with Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Tustin, Aliso Viejo and Laguna
Beach. From the 1880s to the 1960s, Irvine was centered around what was once the Irvine
Ranch hub. In 1964 the first General Plan of the City of Irvine was completed. In 1965 the
former town center became known as East Irvine, and the planned community to the southwest,
the present-day city of Irvine, began to take shape. The City of Irvine was incorporated on
December 28, 1971. The following historical overview emphasizes the origins of the Irvine
Ranch and the surrounding village.
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the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish,
please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Collection is open for research.