The Times' series on Southern California's iconic boulevards continues with Harbor Boulevard, a north-south route stretching from the northern Orange County border to Costa Mesa.
Just north of a spot where Harbor dips below a train overpass, the reenergized downtown is a new urbanist's dream come true, with a Metrolink train station and restaurants, bars and galleries filling restored buildings.
The former Home Savings building in Anaheim was designed in the 1970s by Millard Sheets, known for bringing a stately beauty to bank architecture that included colorful mosaics and murals.
One of Frank Gehry's most underrated buildings, the undulating aluminum shed with two ice rinks and a nautically inspired wooden interior was originally designed for Disney.
The orchard, Anaheim's last remaining orange grove, is now surrounded by razor wire and tucked away behind a row of homes.
Though there's no longer an entrance from Harbor, Disneyland's architecture has seeped out, visible in the kitschy motels along Harbor, the lush landscaping and in the monorail’s trajectory above the street.
Harbor Boulevard ends two miles from the coast, with a shopping center in Costa Mesa designed in a mash-up of architectural styles that was intended to function as an O.C. town square.