Irvine Bean and Growers Association Building - Irvine, CA
N 33° 40.530 W 117° 45.500
11S E 429703 N 3726434
Quick Description: Several buildings of the original town of Irvine, including a large agricultural warehouse or 'bean shed' (1896), the Irvine Bean and Grain Growers Association building (1947), and more. Located at Sand Canyon & Burt, off the 5 freeway.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2007 11:39:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM1Q9V
Several buildings of the original town of Irvine, including a large agricultural warehouse or 'bean shed' (1896), the Irvine Bean and Grain Growers Association building (1947), Irvine General Store (1910), the Irvine Hotel (circa 1914), an old blacksmith shop (1914) and a farmhouse are on the site. The buildings have been restored and converted for modern use.
The Lima Bean Silos (1949) were built as an addition to the warehouse building. The concrete silos originally held over 16 million pounds of lima beans. During WWII, the Irvine Ranch was the world's largest grower of lima beans. In 1986, the silos were renovated and converted into the "Silo Wing" of the La Quinta Motor Inn. There is an interpretive center in the main lobby.
14972 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA United States
County / Borough / Parish: Orange
Year listed: 1986
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Agriculture
Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction
Current function: Hotel/Commerce
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 1: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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