Downtown

Downtown

The crown jewel of Santa Ana, Downtown is home to the largest collection of commercial historic structures in Orange County. In a sea of Orange County tract housing, this 81 acre neighborhood has a unique urban identity that is hard to find in Southern California.

The core of Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with over 99 historic structures that date from 1870 to the post-earthquake reconstructions of 1934. This includes a unique blend of Beaux Art, Classic and Spanish Revival, Victorian, Craftsman, Brutalism, California Contemporary, and a dash of Art Deco that makes each walk an experience.

 

Downtown served as the commercial core of Santa Ana and as the retail center of the larger Santa Ana region until the opening of shopping malls in the 1960s. The predominantly two story business blocks with ground level retail uses and upper story residential or office uses are complemented by a scattering of taller structures, the largest of which is six stories. Downtown includes commercial buildings, churches, fraternal halls and civic buildings which remain as a collection of historically and architecturally significant buildings that typify a complete small city urban environment, as it would have existed in the first third of the century. 

Old Santa Ana City Hall
Church of the Messiah
First National Bank
Old Santa Ana City Hall
Parkers Auto Body
Spurgeon Building
Fourth Street Alley
Downtown
Masonic Temple
Knights of Pythias Hall
First Presbyterian Church
North Main Street
Spurgeon Clock Tower
Old Santa Ana City Hall
Otis Building
Dibble & Dragon Confectionary
First National Bank
Old OC Courthouse
Santa Ana Library
Spurgeon Clock Tower
Orange County Courthouse
Minter House
Pacific Building
US Post Office
Santora Building
Santora Building
Midtown
Grand Central Market
Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse 2
Fourth Street Corridor
First National Bank Building
Downtown
Spurgeon Building
Security Bank Building
Ronald Reagen Federal Courthouse
Orange County Savings & Trust
West End Theater
Santa Ana Train Depot
Masonic Temple
Ramona Building
Water Tower
Downtown Skyline
Empire Market Building
North Sycamore Street
North Sycamore Street
Spurgeon Building
Second Street Promenade
Moore Building
Holiday Season on Fourth Street
Old Santa Ana City Hall
North Main Street
Fourth Street
First National Bank
Midtown
Old OC Courthouse
Pacific Building