Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Under the direction of Robert McCormick, FJC students enrolled in construction courses continued to build a new model house each year. Rather than showcase the house on campus, this 1960 furnished model home was moved to the Orangefair Shopping Center in Fullerton, where it was viewed by over 7,000 visitors, and then auctioned off. The three-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot house was designed by Bob Simons of Anaheim and completed by 200 students enrolled in seven construction management courses. The home featured a Wedgewood Holly built-in range and oven, a Nu-tone kitchen fan, a built-in Insinc-erator disposal unit, and sliding patio glass doors. Twenty-three businesses in the Orange County-Los Angeles area contributed both materials and services to complete those phases which would normally not have been part of a student construction project. FJC students continued to build a house a year during the 1960s. As housing styles changed, the students built dwellings in different designs, including a Polynesian-styled dwelling in 1966, which sold for $5,500,
Tags: technology, community, partnerships, vocational, education