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2024 Annual Meeting A Success!

The Fullerton Heritage Annual Meeting was held at Rutabegorz Resturant (211 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton) on June 23, from 2:00-4:00pm.

We had a great turnout! Guests enjoyed hearing our Year in Review and our plans for the future. We gave out awards to Debbie DeSpain (2024 Preservationist of the Year), Emmerson Little (2024 Community Education Award) and Radiant Futures (Good Neighbor Award). 

Our guest speaker was Fullerton Heritage member Debra Brunner, author of Felony in Fullerton. She gave an excellent talk about her love of reading and writing, what motivates her and her research methods. You can check out her book at the Fullerton Public Library or it's available for purchase on Amazon. 

Click here to see the 2024 Fullerton Heritage Annual Meeting Presentation (pdf)

2024 Annual Meeting Guests

More Historic Districts on the Way!!

Fullerton has two Historic Districts in process with three more in the early stages of planning! This is excellent news.

Historic District and Preservation Zone mean the same thing. The City of Fullerton is currently in the process of changing some nomenclature to match State naming conventions. 

The Woods-Wilshire-Wicket Square potential Historic District is moving along nicely. They've had their Community Meeting (hosted by the City) where neighbors can attend to get their questions answered. Currently, neighborhood representatives are going door-to-door with a petition to gain signatures in support of becoming a recognized Historic District.

The Upper Golden Hill neighborhood had their Community Meeting on June 13, 2024, at the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Neighbors are currently ciriculating a petition.

Neighborhoods on deck to potential become recognized Historic Districts:
Skyline Park
Oceanview Park
Amerige Avenue
Lower Golden Hill

Upper Golden Hill

Fullerton PD Neon Sign Glows Again

It Glows Again!

We’re so excited the FPD Neon Sign has been fully restored and is shining again for all to see.

This iconic neon sign is part of the National Register listing for the Fullerton Police Department (formerly City Hall) and is included as part of Local Landmark #9. It is now back in excellent working order.

A big THANK YOU to all the people that made this happen including the FPD #FullertonProud, our Fullerton Heritage members, the online community of donations, Bushala Brothers, Inc., and especially #Fullertonrotarymain for their extremely generous contribution to this project.

Take a look at this beautiful landmark when you’re out and about downtown.

Fullerton PD Neon Sign Glows Again

Mills Act News

On April 21, 2022 the Fullerton City Council voted unanimously to establish a Mills Act Program in Fullerton. Another win for preservation in Fullerton!

This year, the Planning Commission and City Council voted to make improvements to the Mills Act program. They decreased the application fee, removed the home value ceiling and are updating the overall program literature (with Fullerton Hertiage's help) to make the program easier to understand for potential applicants. 

If you live in a Preservation Zone or a Local Landmark, you ARE eligible for the Mills Act Program. Check it out. 
Read the pdf here...

Fullerton: A 'Preserve America Community'

By Emerson Little
Nov 6, 2021

Entering Fullerton city limits on Chapman Avenue, one sees a sign that says Fullerton is a 'Preserve America Community.' It turns out that the Preserve America Program, a federal initiative developed to highlight efforts to protect the nation’s heritage, designated the city of Fullerton a Preserve America Community in 2009. This is due to the efforts of members of Fullerton Heritage, a local non-profit organization that has been very active in the restoration, preservation, and promotion of Fullerton’s rich collection of cultural and architectural resources.
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The downtown tour departs from the Fullerton Museum Center and the Hillcrest Park tour from the lower parking area at Lemon St./Valley View Ave.

For more information, visit:  Guided Tours

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