Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Many notable City of Fullerton figures attended the ground-breaking event, which included the laying of the cornerstone, and as the jaysee collegians cheered, an imperishable copper tube that contained the names of the entire student body and faculty was buried in cement. Harry K. Vaughn, the campus architect, is standing in the center of the front row. At the time of the Commerce Building’s construction, and well into the 1960s, there were still houses on Lemon (then Harvard) Avenue, and the back of the dwellings can be seen in the background of this photograph.