A Look Back: A drive through Old Town, Irvine

Did you know that 1928 ushered in President Herbert Hoover, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and the emergence of Ford’s Model A on American streets? In this 1928 shot, cars travel north on Central Avenue (now Sand Canyon Avenue) past Laguna Canyon Road and the Santa Fe Railroad tracks into Old Town, Irvine. In the background stands the original Irvine School, built in 1906. (Photo courtesy of the Irvine Historical Society.)