City of Santa Ana paints historic home “Wimbledon Green”

(Pictures Courtesy of the O.C. Register)

Remember that old house that developer Mike Harrah moved so he could make way for his One Broadway Plaza Tower that will never, ever be built?  It was a historic home, pictured above.  The agreement that the City of Santa Ana reached with Harrah was that he would take care of the house, then relocate it to Cabrillo Park, where he would restore it for use as a tennis center.

Well, he did.  But then someone told him to paint it green.  See the picture below.  What a revolting development!  Click here to read the O.C. Register’s story about this.

So what do the Santa Ana city officials who made this awful decision have to say about this?

The new green paint “is bright,” City Manager David Ream said. “But I think it’ll soften up pretty quickly over time.”

“Hopefully, people will get used to it,” parks director Gerardo Mouet said.

Nice…I guess they are saying “don’t worry we used cheap paint and it is bound to fade.”

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