Big Downtown Developer (Me) Finishes Historic Project
After many years, and many splinters, my brother George and I recently finished our latest project.
For those that bought into the anti-recall propaganda that I’m some sort big-time developer, well here you go: I moved a 375 sq.ft. house about 200 feet and restored it!
To read more about my big downtown development project please read the article by The OC Weekly’s Brandon Ferguson, here.
94 Replies to “Big Downtown Developer (Me) Finishes Historic Project”
Congrats on your erection.
Awww, that’s a cute little guy.
When is the tour?
375 sq ft? That’s smaller then Nixon’s birth home. LoL
To accomplish such a project, Fullerton architect Frank LLoyd Crane, Mr. Redevelopment Galvan and lobbyst Ackerman must have been commissioned. Additionally, extensive Redevelopment money must have been spent.
Or else, talent, passion and private money really works!
Frank Lloyd Crane for the win!
Oh, we already have a developer!
Well, that’s a cool article — nice job on the Schumacher Notary house!
Congrats on a job well done.
Is that where you keep your wads of Redevelopment cash?
Is it purely for historical or rent-able space for a business?
Erin, it’s now a small house and we added 200 sq. ft. to it.
buried in coffee cans under the hardwoods, no doubt.
Clear violation of the Redevelopment Agency Agreement. Subsection 2345-3411.29998-dirt for a garden-not allowed-must eat GMO produce from Wal Mart.
May the fate of its previous owner be the future of its current owner.
Whoa! Arent you a bitter bald fuck?
Who bloused you this morning?
Lol. McKinley bloused Fullerton.
Wow, that’s not cool, and karma always comes back around…. 🙁
I join you in hoping that someday after his demise, someone moves Tony’s house 200′, just for the hell of it. That must have been what you meant, right?
Contents: One solid gold toilet and an inter-dimensional wormhole.
How many wetbacks are you going to pack into that box, Slumloard?
The GED hard at work!
Not all stupid people are racist but all racist people are stupid.
wetback??? I think I heard my grandpappy use that term. derrrrrr. what an id.
surprised he didn’t say pepper belly. ahh the good ol’ days
Refreshing account of how restoration is done with integrity.
Hey you need a lobbyist for that project?
Envy and Jealousy at its best. Next it’s gluttony.
Envy, jealousy and gluttony are alive and well here in Fullerton; some say it’s everywhere you are,,,we all know who’s who. 😉
…and some look more stoned than others lol.
The amazing thing is, that this building survived so long from the termites.
So is it for rent?….looks nice
It’s just been rented to a nice feller who’s moving to Fullerton from up north.
One of the things that a majority of people don’t realize about Tony Bushala is that he isn’t a developer per se, he’s truly a preservationist of this town and the buildings within them that we’ve all grown to love.
How can you not respect that?
My only personal regret, is that Tony wasn’t around to save Leo Fender’s original workshop, which was originally located in downtown Fullerton.
Wow…the Ackerman/Jones/Bankhead/McKinley forces are insecure, evidenced by lame comments.
Hey Administrator, isn’t it hard to have a “battle of wits with unarmed opponents!”
There afraid he’s going to subdivide the building into condos and corner the market in that area
Maybe you should name after one of Fullertons finest, Village Flory or Meyer, or Armstrong, or Wilson, or Clesceri, or Keller, or Sellers, or wait a couple of months and dedicate to the recall. Seems appropriate considering the buildings’ past history of demise.
Almost as old as Bankhead. Peppier.
If only you’d plastered it with fake brick, then it could’ve subsidized by redevelopment.
Amazing what crawls out of the gutter when:
A) Facts come out to show just cause to recall the three heads on the chopping block.
B) More and more “steppin’ on their own weenies” occur by these three and their supporters.
C) Anything comes out to disprove the picture the anti recaller try to paint of Tony.
Tony, way to go, my friend. I’d like to hear details next time we’re able to get together.
Proud to call you my friend.
Way off topic, however I watched this clip and thought that this illustrates perfectly the reason why Repuglicans like Rick Santorum should never be allowed to be President of the United States.
The Pastor sort of reminded me of Doc Jones a little bit so I thought I’d share…
Tony, you and George did a fine job restoring the house. Congratulations!
Richard’s barber shop, one of the last original pre redevelopement shops on harbor just closed its Doors. The decor was always the same for as long as I can remember. Two asian girls where scraping his sign off the window where it appears a nail salon may open. I don’t know why it closed and have never met MR. Richard Garcia but it feels like the end of an era.
This really is cool stuff. Not sure if it’s just timing to show something you did on your own or not, but either way it’s nice when people do cool restorations of property that would otherwise be long gone.
It’s VERY nice and of course it’s timing, RI.
I am shocked to hear that Richard’s closed. We knew Val,the former owner. This is sad news.
Richard’s answering service says he broke his hip and plans to be back. It is dated March 14th
Houses of the early era in fullerton where moved around and had similar building materials.A large house that used to be on Harbor north of Chapman was moved north 4 blocks on Brookdale.
If you live in a house that was built before 1940 you can see a picture of it photographed from the 1978 Architectural Building Survey, taken by the city of Fullerton to document every building in Fullerton built before 1940. http://ipac.cityoffullerton.com/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=S332I81843F10.912&profile=main&lang=eng&logout=true&startover=true
just type your address in the search box
The second photographic project will add 200 historic photographs to the library catalog that were taken in Fullerton in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These photographs were designated “Centennial Collection” just type in keyword like “train depot.”
Centennial Collection aka buildings we’ll be ‘dozing to build some new ugly crap.
Crony Capitalism at its worst.
Lol. Yes. Another boondoggle!
Thanks Tony, I cant wait to move in and do sit ups on the porch
LOL Albey you funny sucker.
Such a massive number of comments regarding a high quality privately funded project demonstrates the community’s hunger for the post government Redevelopment era.
I am tired of hearing all the negativism about Tony. I don’t know him but it’s obvious the old boy network has it out for him only because what he wants done in the city doesn’t line their coffers.
But Tony, how were you able to pull this off without owning 3/5ths of the council? I don’t understand?
Good one Chris.
Excellent job! Best wishes to the new resident for a long and enjoyable stay in the house.
I remember several years ago when the RDA was flexing their muscles, many of the old “plantation” houses that were on property they wanted to condemn and take by eminent domain were labeled as “cracker boxes”.
This may have been part of the multi-$million fiasco to move the McDonalds closer to Fullerton College. or before??
The mind is a wonderful thing to lose!
Nice to see Erin on TV tonight. I understand TV adds like 100lbs to your appearance. Love that porn star look Ron is going for. The guys at the frat play a drinking game when that skinny blonde tweekers chick talks. Whenever she sez “you guys, or really” we drink. Love the show you guys are great!
what other drinking games do you and the guys play? Anyone want to do shots off my abs?
A few words to add to the game
You don’t work for me!
Steppn on your own weenie!
I love fullerton!
Justice for Kelly!
last but not least
Except for the mustache. The description fits Albey Rincon to a T.
Albey does not look as short as 5’6″. Am I wrong?
Hmm… depends on who you ask.
Lookskis like a runtski to me.
Pass 2nd grade spelling much? Didn’t think so. The money shot is waiting for you SAE…jackass (although I might be in on that drinking game lol).
Hey, he said he was in a frat. You can’t expect those guys to spell.
What happened to Boss Hog and The Perverted Yoda?
There seems to be a break-down in communications in Fullerton. I just read Gregs’ blog about the sex molester in the vicinity of Las Palmas/Flintridge.
Shown was a FPD alert on these incidents. The question is: who the hell did they alert?
At least put a static on Channel Three.
Even though my dad committed suicide at the age of 90, I was the first child born in Fullerton. True story!
Awesome! This is going look great in the hood next to my other “relocated” houses! FTT members love to live in historic buildings!
According to my estimation, this Schumacher building is perhaps the oldest functioning building in Fullerton.
Congrats Tony and George on successful completion of a very worthwhile project. The article does your effort justice. Where is the building located now? I surfed around on Google Maps and couldn’t find it.
Surely by now the Three Blind Lice must have completed many similar projects given their many years of dedication to the city. I’ve been looking, but so far have found only mountains of stucco-coated craaaaap.
Steve, thanks for the encouraging words. My family and I are fortunate to have the opportunity to preserve and restore some of Fullertons history. Here’s a partial list of projects we’ve completed in downtown Fullerton:
The Elephant Packing House – 1924 (National Register)
The Ice House – 1902 (Local Register)
The Byrum Residence – 1924
The Santa Fe Depot – 1929 (National Register)
The First Mutual Savings & Loan Bld. – 1933 (Local Register)
The Schumacher – 1889 (what now appears to be the oldest functioning building in Fullerton).
The Cooke House – 1915 (Significant structure)
And before I forget, The Schumacher is located at 122.5 E. Truslow Ave., just behind yet another beauty whos name escapes my memory.
Now come to think about it, the Recallees might be right; I am a downtown developer of a sort.
None of the 3 clowns pocket developers hold a candle to the Bushala’s. What a classy family and I’m proud to know you.
Those of us, that were, have liscences, and dont have small children at home,can you say the same?
We also know who the creepy molesters are Rincon Jr. (insert wink)
You know when scared animals are cornered they defecate all over themselves. Boy George and you guys would make a great MTV reality show. The greek moniker reminds me of sewer nights down on the peninsula. Back in those days we would drink to good things and good times. I digress. We have now a new breed of the brotherhood that sports black uniforms and lusts after shiny skulls, blood and the demonic. You get your cowardly kicks off of mocking courageous women who would be ashamed to be your mothers. Come on down to microphone some Tuesdays and tell your stories. Get on camera and we can analyze the craters on your mugs. We can have our own drinking game and name them all. I will bring the jagermeister bearing the symbol of your deity.
Mmmmmmm……Jagermeister! I’m in!
Can you say, 1, 2, 3, floor? LoL
no…we know what happened last time, Im rewinding the video right now….call it exhibit A.
LoL, more video? Holy crap!
Speaking of moving something 200′ didn’t Bankhead want to move the McDonald’s 200′ and wasn’t that going to cost $6,000,000?
Not the sharpest tool in the shed now is he?
Your killing me larry!!!!!!
HAY TONY: you know that picturesque house on the southwest corner of Wilshire and Malden. I think it’s a law office now? I want it. Use some of your Armenian pull and buy it and give it to me. I WANT IT!!!