Mid Century Modern Gems at Hope University May Be Safe – For Now

The word in academic circles is that the CSUF is busted. Or at least it doesn’t have the wherewithal to swing a deal under consideration to buy back property it once owned across Nutwood Avenue.

The site is the current home of Hope University and it contains some wonderful buildings designed and constructed as part of a modernist master plan. The rough idea was that the CSUF Auxiliary would acquire the property, and, after a lease-back period to Hope, would start knocking everything down – presumably to throw up more out-of-scale, hideous erections. We first wrote about it here. And our expert consultant defined the term “exaggerated modern” here.

So the recession may have a silver lining anyway – at least as far as historic preservation is concerned, but we shall see what the future brings.

In the meantime, just to the south, the giant hole in the cityscape left by the demolition of perfectly fine modern-style buildings to make way for the Jefferson Commons swindle are a silent yet eloquent testimonial to the lack of foresight exercised by our elected leaders.

4 Replies to “Mid Century Modern Gems at Hope University May Be Safe – For Now”

  1. It should not take a recession to stop the fools who control our municipal government from cutting up our town’s face so to satisfy their personal aesthetics. During our Greater Depression, why are precious tax dollars being used to destroy affordable housing to build privately owned housing when many people now are unemployed and the banks are refusing to qualify persons for mortgages? My gut feeling is the persons who are pushing through jefferson Commons may personally profit from this silly project.

  2. how is it that the beautiful historical city of Orange is spared the suffering fools the likes of Fullertons ruling seat? Why is it that Orange has not only embraced, but encouraged, maintaining the cities historical integrity, yet Fullertons ruling seats seek to demolish everything that represents not just the heritage of Fullerton, but the heritage of our United States? Europe calls us fools for the haste with which we erase our own histories in exchange for a few dollars….dollars which in less than one generation will be gone, but the scars of our lost heritage will be forever a reminder. Shame on you, Fullerton.

  3. I’ll tell you why Fullerton doesn’t give a damn about good things. It is my humble opinion that the majority of people that live in Fullerton are either ignorant, cheap or foolish. To prove my point, how else could an idiot like Dick Jones get elected and reelected and reelected…?

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