Welcome to Preservation Online! Preservation Online is where old buildings meet modern technology to bring you historic property information conveniently. Preservation Online is a portal to an interactive map application that allows you to access parcel-based historic resource data through the City of Orange Internet site.
Preservation Online is an extension of the City’s commitment to provide excellent customer service to the Orange community. The purpose of Preservation Online is to provide the public with easy access to hands-on information, answering questions about historic property characteristics.
The Planning Division of the Community Development Department, in collaboration with the Public Works Geographic Information Systems (GIS) section, is committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date historic resources information in an easy and efficient manner.
The information made available on Preservation Online reflects the content of the City's 2010 Historic Resources Inventory.
***Preservation Online is also available and featured at the Main Orange Public Library Local History Room terminals.***
What information is available through Preservation Online?
With Preservation Online, you may access parcel based information through web-based maps pertaining to historic structures, view historic district boundaries, view historic building survey forms, properties under Mills Act contracts, or search for information by addresses. First-time users are encouraged to use the help function (top-right of screen) in order to understand the interactive viewer tools. Additionally, Aerial Photographs for 1938, 1947, and 1955 (provided courtesy of the Orange County Archives) are also available to show an aerial history of a specific parcel and how it has changed over time. If you would like to visually compare a property's past, please click open the Orange Historic Aerial Viewer, and use its slide tool to watch history happen! For your convienence, several static maps in "pdf" format are listed below. These maps may help you target your search efforts with the Preservation Viewer.
As technology and our databases grow, we will be able to provide more information to the public through our static and web-based maps. So keep in mind that there is more to come; keep checking our website for updates!
How do you use Preservation Online?
Now that you’ve gone through a general overview of what Preservation Online is and can do, click the Preservation Online icon or link below and see the history of Orange!
If you have any additional questions or if you notice any mistakes in the information provided through Preservation Online, please contact us so we can update our database. Contact Anna Pehoushek, Principal Planner, at (714) 744-7220.