Congratulations to the City of Buena Park and the Buena Park Historical Society for preserving history through renovations to the Whitaker-Jaynes Estates and Bacon House.
This house remains a cornerstone for our community and I am proud that our $500,000 allocated funding could bring this rich history to continue to be enjoyed for future generations.
There's some fascinating history behind the Whitaker-Jaynes Estate. In 1885 James A. Whitaker bought 690 acres of land which would later be subdivided, twenty of those acres went to one of his brothers, Andrew. The Whitaker-Jaynes House was built for Andrew in 1887 when he came from Indiana. In 1965 the city of Buena Vista bought the house and created a park on surrounding land. Whitaker-Jaynes Estate was the first house to become part of the Historical District. The House remains a staple of history for the City of Buena Park.