ABOVE: The 1912 Furuta bungalow at Historic Wintersburg, one of six extant structures that have survived the past century on the former goldfish and flower farm, also home to the Wintersburg Japanese Mission. The six structures on the four and a half acre farm include: the 1912 Furuta bungalow, the Furuta barn (circa 1908 - 1912), the 1947 post-WWII Furuta house, the 1910 Wintersburg Japanese Mission, the 1910 manse (parsonage), and the 1934 Great Depression-era Wintersburg Japanese Church. (Photo, M. Urashima, 2016) © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
"They stand as windows to the past, reminding us of our triumphs and warning of our trespasses."
Historic Preservation Group Wants to Save Orange County Landmarks, Los Angeles Times, November 16, 2017
Read the feature in the Los Angeles Times about the urgent effort to save Orange County's disappearing history. Among the significant, endangered historic places on the list for nonprofit Preserve Orange County: the National Treasure Historic Wintersburg.
"Though their histories hold important dictums for society, their walls
can be under siege in a region defined by unyielding development. But a
new organization, Preserve Orange County, hopes to combat the industrial colossus from devouring history."
Read the Los Angeles Times feature by Ben Brazil: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-wknd-et-preserve-oc-20171116-story.html
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