ANAHEIM – An 80-year-old building, held together by its bare wooden frames, moved Monday to its permanent spot at the
entryway of downtown Anaheim.

Two trucks hauled the two-story structure, known as the Five Points Building, about 100 feet on Lincoln Avenue.

The two-story Five Points Building was moved 100 feet
down Lincoln Avenue on Monday.
It was constructed in the early 1920s on Lincoln
Avenue and sits at the entryway to downtown
Anaheim.  It was designed to fit the wedge-shaped
parcel.  Its location, on Lincoln Avenue (then called
County Road) and West and Center streets, is at a
five-point intersection and gave the building its

The new site is about where the building sat for
years before the city moved it during a road
expansion project.

The 1920s building will likely house loft apartments
and a restaurant once its restoration is complete in
about 15 months, but plans for the building have not
been confirmed.

Clean City, an Anaheim developer known for its
restoration projects, is spearheading the Five Points
Building venture.

The city gave the building and the land where it now
sits to Clean City under the condition that it would
redevelop the building to historic-preservation

Clean City is spending about $1.2 million on the
project, maintaining the building’s 1920s postwar
appeal and blending it in with the neighboring
historic homes, said P. Wayne Palmer, Clean City’s
director of operations.  Developers will work to
salvage each piece of the aging structure, he added.

5 Points Building prior to renovation project.
“It doesn’t look like much now.  It’ll take a lot of work, but when it’s done, it will be all worth it,” Palmer said.  “We’re going to
bring it back to life.”

Community members and local preservationists have worked with developers and the city to restore the Five Points Building,
which had been home to a variety shop, bakery, cleaners and hat store.  Also, a pharmacy in the building once served as a
hangout for high school students who snacked on malts and sodas.

The Five Points Building now sits across the street from a row of 1920s and 1930s houses.

The structure pulls together the historic look and feel of the neighborhood, said Joyce Morris, vice president of the Anaheim
Historical Society.

“Every morsel of history we have, we value very highly,” Morris said.  “It’s a great entrance sign to say you are here in
Anaheim – sort of letting people know this is home.”