Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In this staged 1946 shot, residents of FJC’s Veterans Home, the only school-sponsored dormitory for G.I. students in Southern California, greet three new arrivals. Fullerton had a severe housing shortage both before and after the war, and the dormitory filled a real need for unmarried returning servicemen who had nowhere else to live. The Veterans Home was located at the end of Las Palmas Drive between Fullerton and La Habra in the old Bastanchury Family home (then Sunny Hills). When it became known that the single veterans needed household items, the Associated Women Students organized a veterans’ shower in October 1946, and then presented the ex-G.I.s with dishes, silverware, towels, pot holders, pots and pans, and other homemaking items.
Tags: World, war, veteran, dormitories, clubs