Anaheim A piece of Anaheim’s history will soon be pulled off its foundation and relocated to make way for office space.
The City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to move a historic farm cottage on Vermont Avenue to a new location in
Anaheim’s Colony Historic District and restored.
The single-family residence on the 400 block of Vermont Avenue was set to be torn down so owner Don L. Garcia could build
office space on the site. Garcia, the Anaheim Historical Society and the city’s Redevelopment Agency came to an agreement to
move the house to central Anaheim.
Cynthia Ward, an architectural historian and president of the Historical Society, said that the city owns a plot of land at 121
Stueckle Avenue – a side street between Anaheim Boulevard and Harbor Boulevard – reserved specifically for relocated
The cost to the city to move the house would be about $26,000 in Redevelopment Agency funds, according to a city report.
Restorers will remove stucco from the original clapboard siding and remove other modifications to make the structure eligible
for the city’s historical registry, said Brad Hobson, deputy director of community development.
Hobson said the modest house was owned by a wealthy citrus and walnut grower Joseph Fiscus, and that it probably served as a
residence for ranch hands or a foreman.
Fiscus himself was also a city leader, serving on various commissions, and then as councilman from 1906 to 1909, Hobson said.