|Planning And Building|
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.
George T. Ingram, Manager of the California Theater, designed and built this dignified two-story four unit Ingram Apartment Building in 1921 in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Its entrance canopy marks the front doors and classical pilasters and finials adorn the facade. Above the balcony window is a classical bronze-colored cartouche, and the front terrace features a balustrade with cement columns and decorative urns. The prominent location of the building facing Broadway in the Downtown hub would attract well-known merchants and city leaders. George and Mary Ingram, the first owners, and Jacob Schumacher of the SQR Department Store were just a few of the influential residents to call the Ingram Apartments home.
In 2003, the new owners embarked on a comprehensive restoration project which included removing the rough stucco and applying a smooth plaster finish and replacing the 1970s aluminum sliders with hand-crafted windows, screens and canvas awnings. All of the apartmentsí interior doors, wood moldings, and built-in furniture were stripped of layers of white paint, refinished, and varnished. The chain link fence enclosing the dirt parking area was taken down and the lot was redesigned to be compatible with the building and was professionally landscaped. During the renovation, the owners had the stroke of good luck to track down the four original Murphy beds, living room chandeliers, and doors that had been removed over the decades and they proudly grace the interiors again.
For general questions regarding Historic Preservation, please contact Christine Nguyen, Anaheim Planning Department at (714) 765-4942 * 200 South Anaheim Boulevard, Suite 162, Anaheim CA 92805