“Redlands in the Middle…of the 20th Century”
Redlands Historic Preservation Fortnight 2016 is in the record books. For six events in
two weeks, Redlanders reveled in celebrating the benefits of historic preservation in our
town. From adaptive reuse to architectural design guidelines to maintaining intact
neighborhoods to recognizing the value of modern design, historic preservation
contributes to Redlands’ unique sense of place.
May 9 – Fortnight Reception presented Adaptive Reuse Award to owner Tim Rochford
for the adaptive reuse of 25 E State Street, now home of Rok n Fondue restaurant.
May 11 – Redlands Forum program by Nathan Gonzales, Redlands in Transition, told of
the dramatic shift to modernism in architecture in post-war Redlands.
May 12 – Preservation Workshops for City staff, officials and commissions and the public
illumined the many roles of city commissions.
May 14 – Preservation Faire introduced preservation aficionados to new subjects.
May 18 – Sock Hop at Starbucks on Redlands Blvd celebrated the impact of the 50s and
60s on life in Redlands.
May 21 – 5K Walking Tour guided walkers through several historic neighborhoods.
Watch for information about the Redlands Historic Preservation Fortnight 2017,
scheduled for May 8 through May 22, during the heart of National Historic Preservation
Thanks to Redlands Area Historical Society and all the volunteers who helped make the
Fortnight a success and a great addition to Redlands’ busy spring schedule.
Special thanks to . . .
Redlands Museum Association for use of their future home at 700 Brookside Avenue for
the Fortnight Reception;
Nathan Gonzales for preparing the Redlands Forum program, and to Town and Gown for
presenting the program;
Ron Running for organizing the Preservation Workshops on May 12 and the Preservation
Faire on May 14;
Redlands Boulevard Starbucks for hosting and presenting the Sock Hop on May 18;
Deborah Rada and Jo Ann Fischer for organizing the 5K Walking Tour on May 21 and
for preparing the excellent Passport!