The Plaza and Old Towne Orange Historic District
Residents and visitors have repeatedly voted historic Old Towne Orange the County's favorite downtown. The Plaza conjures up images of Main Street, USA complete with outdoor dining, specialty shops, and the central Plaza Park. More than 60 antique dealers line the downtown streets, making Orange the antique capital of Southern California.
The Plaza is located at the heart of the Old Towne Orange Historic District. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and is the largest National Register District in California. The Plaza commercial district and the surrounding historic neighborhoods encompass one square mile and approximately 1,300 buildings representing a diverse array of early California commercial and residential architectural styles.
Plaza Park is located at the intersection of Glassell and Chapman. According to State Historic Resource Surveys, Orange is unique among the region and the state in that it has the second largest concentration of historic buildings.