The Anaheim Packing House is one of the few remaining packing houses from the agricultural era for which Orange County is named. The packing house is a landmark in the history of Orange County and the city of Orange. The building was built in 1919 at the edge of downtown Anaheim and along the Southern Pacific rail line. The Packing House was a hub of commerce for the area, as local farmers arrived to unload trucks of freshly picked citrus to begin the process of washing, grading and eventual packing into wooden crates. Once this process was completed, the crated and labeled citrus would be loaded onto rail cars that were parked on the side of the building and were shipped nationwide.
The restored Packing House is a food hall reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe. These markets served as a resource for the neighborhood and a community gathering space. The two level Packing House features a large central atrium with communal dining surrounded by cafes and kiosks of varying sizes as well as outdoor picnic gardens and a building-length dining porch looking out to the outdoor marketplace known as Farmers' Park
|Chairs in Farmers' Park|