I fondly remember George and Hannah Key from my childhood in Placentia. As a member of the Placentia Presbyterian Church, I was privileged to know the Keys personally and to have been in their home and in their gardens.
I was happy to see the house and gardens being maintained, however saddened at the signs indicating the house had been damaged during the recent earthquake and was currently closed. I was looking forward to sharing a part of my childhood with my own young daughter while we are in Southern California. My review is based on my knowledge of what was there and the appearance of the property from outside the gate and the block wall out back.
I was reading a review on another site that commented on an old rusted out Ford on the property. The writer wondered if someone had abandoned it there. The answer is yes, Mr. Key did when he passed. I can still picture him arriving at church in it. It was his daily driver. So many fond memories. I hope the county remembers the spirit of the gift and that the home is repaired and reopened as soon as possible. It was Mr. Key's wish to preserve the history of Orange County and Placentia. When it reopened, turn your phone off and take a step back in time. You might gain a better appreciation for how easy we have it today.