1980s

1980


Orange's population: 91,200.

1981


Original 1887 Plaza Fountain, restored and relocated to City of Orange Civic Center, is dedicated on April 6.
Historical Photo - Fountain

1982


Plaza Historic District is placed on the National Register of Historic Places March 19. Area includes 41 buildings dating from 1885-1929.

1983


The movie Monster in the Closet uses Orange Plaza for several scenes.
Historical Photo - gathering in the streets

1984


The Olympic torchbearer travels around the Plaza.
Historical Photo 991

1985


Orange welcomes its 100,000th resident.

1986


Old Towne Preservation Association formed. Participants in Toyota of Orange Fourth Annual 10K/5K Run go around the Plaza in April.

1988


City of Orange celebrates the Centennial of its incorporation! Television movie The Bridesmaids uses the Plaza and Old Towne as backdrop.
Historical Photo - gathering for speech

1989


Rededication on June 6th of newly restored bandshell in Hart Park.