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Buffalo Ranch, 2418 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, Orange County, CA



B&W Photos

HB149103
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing East

HB149104
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing Southeast

HB149105
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing Southwest

HB149106
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing Northwest

HB149107
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing North

HB149108
Buffalo Ranch Site Overview, Camera Facing Northeast

HB149109
Building A (on Left) In Relation To Nearby Buildings, Camera Facing Northwest

HB149110
Building F (left Of Center) In Relation To Nearby Buildings, Camera Facing East Northeast

HB149111
Building K East Side (on Right) And Portion Of Building J North Side (on Left), Camera Facing Southwest

HB149112
Building N (on Left) In Relation To Nearby Buildings, Camera Facing Northwest


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Item Title


Location
2418 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2395
Building/structure dates: 1954 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Significance: The prime period of significance of Buffalo Ranch (Urbanus Square) is 1962-1975, the period of its association with William Pereira. The prior use of the site was as part of the Buffalo Ranch theme attraction. As part of the Section 106 process, the site has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places by the State Office of Historic Preservation. Though it is less than fifty years old, there is a sufficient body of knowledge to establish that it is of exceptional importance due to its association with architect and planner William Pereira and his planning efforts in Orange County. Pereira used this site to execute one of his most notable achievements, the planning of Irvine. While he worked at other sites in Southern California, Urbanus Square is the one most closely associated with Pereira's master planning work in Orange County. Pereira may become recognized as one of the most prolific architects and planners in the last fifty years. His body of work includes major institutions throughout the nation and planning studies which changed the urban form of Southern California.

Related Names
Pereira, William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING EAST
2. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING SOUTHEAST
3. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST
4. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
5. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING NORTH
6. BUFFALO RANCH SITE OVERVIEW, CAMERA FACING NORTHEAST
7. BUILDING A (ON LEFT) IN RELATION TO NEARBY BUILDINGS, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST
8. BUILDING F (LEFT OF CENTER) IN RELATION TO NEARBY BUILDINGS, CAMERA FACING EAST NORTHEAST
9. BUILDING K EAST SIDE (ON RIGHT) AND PORTION OF BUILDING J NORTH SIDE (ON LEFT), CAMERA FACING SOUTHWEST
10. BUILDING N (ON LEFT) IN RELATION TO NEARBY BUILDINGS, CAMERA FACING NORTHWEST


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