Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

This is a photograph of architect Harry K. Vaughn taken at the time he was working on the new Fullerton Junior College campus. The photograph was most likely taken by his wife, Helen Allingham, a photographer. A 57-year resident of San Diego, Vaughn lived in Fullerton from 1935 to 1942, taking an office on the 4th floor of the prestigious Chapman Building, but returned to San Diego in 1943 where he remained until his death in 1962. While living in San Diego in his early twenties, Vaughn had received local athletic fame as the champion sculler of Southern California. As a member of the San Diego Rowing Club, he won the single-scull championship (one and a half miles with a turn) for three years running,1906-1908, and was later included in the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. While working in Fullerton, Vaughn had offices in the Chapman Building (112 E. Wilshire) and rented at the Dewella Apartments (324 E. Wilshire). (Courtesy of the Fullerton Public Library)