Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

This is a map of the campus in 1962. In 1960, Spadra Boulevard was renamed Harbor Boulevard in order to have uniform street names from north to south in Orange County. After the name change, Fullerton police and fire officials asked that Harvard Avenue be changed as well because emergency workers were having a difficult time distinguishing the street names when calls for help were received. In 1961, Harvard Avenue, which had been named for the university by town founders George and Edward Amerige, was changed to Lemon Avenue. The avenue was named for John Francis “Pep” Lemon, Superintendent of the Parks Department, who retired in 1961. For decades, FJC buildings had no signage, and the decision was made in 1962 to put names on buildings so that visitors unfamiliar with the campus could find their way around. College architects Taylor and Connor were given the task of recommending materials and letter sizes for the signs.
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