Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation is the practice of preserving and ensuring the continued use of the places and buildings that represent our city’s history. We help property owners and residents understand and plan for projects involving historic buildings. Contact us with your questions about historic districts, design standards, and the Mills Act Program.

Take the Historic Plaza Tour

Take the Historic Cypress Barrio Tour

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  1. Historic Preservation Viewer
  2. Historic Aerial Viewer
  3. Historic Context Statements
  4. Mills Act Program
  5. Old Towne
  6. Preservation Online
  7. Eichlers
  8. Historic Preservation Resources

The Historic Preservation Viewer* is an interactive map of historic resources in Orange. You can use the viewer to find out if your property is historic or learn more about a specific historic property. * Please note this link may not work on all mobile devices.

The information in the Historic Preservation Viewer is based on the City’s 2010 Historic Resources Inventory, adopted by City Council as part of the 2010 General Plan Update.