Samuel Kraemer Building
Samuel Kraemer Building (American Savings Bank/First National Bank)
|Nearest city||76 S. Claudina Street, Anaheim, California|
|Built by||Wilson & Bever|
|Architect||M. Eugene Durfee|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||83001217|
|Added to NRHP||June 16, 1983|
It was the first high-rise building in Orange County. Samuel Kraemer 'made a fortune' from oil being discovered on his land. Kraemer invested his wealth in developing much of downtown Anaheim during the 1920s, including this six-story building for the American Savings Bank of Anaheim. The rich use of Gladding-McBean tile on the entire south and west facades arguably made it the most outstanding building in North Orange County when it was built.
Designed by local architect M. Eugene Durfee, the building was the tallest in Orange County. It remained so for over four decades.
The building once was the headquarters of El Camino Savings and Loan.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Diann Marsh (May 12, 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Samuel Kraemer Building (American Savings Bank/First National Bank) / Old El Camino Bank Building". National Park Service. Retrieved October 24, 2016. with a photo from the 1920s and 13 photos from 1982
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