Life in the Golden City

Life in the Golden City

Utility Box

 4th Street and Main Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704

Life in the Golden City 

Roger Reyes, 2014

Life in the Golden City by Roger Reyes is a 4-panel mural painted on a utility box highlighting Santa Ana’s iconic landmarks. Each panel features a golden-painted silhouette of a historic building in Santa Ana.

The first panel depicts the Santora Building, which became a symbol of local artist community resistance over the future of Downtown Santa Ana; the Santora Building had recently changed  ownership causing concern among the artist community.

The next panel features the silhouette of the Spurgean Building using the meter on the utility box to suggest the clock tower.

The following side depicts the Santa Ana Water Tower with the writing “Downtown Santa Ana” mirroring “Downtown Orange County” on the actual water tower.

The last side depicts the Old Orange County Courthouse which has been converted into the Orange County History Center.

Date created: 2014