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Historic Preservation creates, maintains and monitors the inventory and database for the City's designated and potential historic properties; assists owners of these properties by providing education, resources, advice and financial incentives; and provides information to the general public regarding the City's Historic Preservation programs and historic properties.


1406 W. Ball Road

This remarkably preserved craftsman style home located on Ball Road between Walnut Street and Euclid Street was built by Sidney and Emma Holman in 1905 on a twenty acre citrus ranch known as the “Holman Place”.  At that time, the Ranch was located “out in the country” surrounded by thousands of orange and lemon trees.  Now the Holman House sits on a densely landscaped ¼ acre lot surrounded by the Wonderland Homes tract built in the mid-50’s.  Peter and Linda Stewart have owned the home for over 35 years and have lovingly maintained and restored the home so that it retains the same look as it would have had over 100 years ago.  The Holman House was designated as a Historically Significant Structure by the Anaheim City Council in September 2011 and received a Mills Act designation in December 2011.  It is one of a very small number of houses to have received this distinction outside the City’s four downtown historic districts.  This clapboard and shingle home has a deep sweeping front porch covered by a large gable that extends along the entire front of the house.  The base, steps and built-in porch planters are all made of poured concrete.  The unique low railing around the perimeter of the porch consists of cast stone/molded concrete blocks stacked in checkerboard fashion.  The multi-paned leaded glass windows, original door and period screen door reflect attention to detail of craftsmanship prominent in Anaheim’s surviving orange grove homes



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For general questions regarding Historic Preservation, please contact the Anaheim Planning Department at (714) 765-5139
200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Suite 162, Anaheim CA 92805

If you are interested in applying for a new Mills Act contract, please contact Jane Newell, Anaheim Heritage Center at (714) 765-6453
241 South Anaheim Boulevard, Anaheim CA 92805