Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

This is an exterior shot of the former Veterans Home (419 East Las Palmas) in 1978. Constructed in 1926, the large, two-story dwelling was the last home built on land held by the Bastanchury Family. The Veterans Home housed 25 to 40 single G.I.s, each paying $50 a month. New paint was added to the kitchen, pantry, and back porch and improvements were made to the garage and grounds, which included a tennis court. The Board of Trustees hired a couple to oversee the unmarried veterans, but the men themselves formed a committee to deal with everyday activities. A history of World War II veteran housing in Fullerton will be found in the November 2012 issue of the Fullerton Heritage Newsletter.