Orange County Branch Newsletter

April 2011

History & Heritage

ASCE Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Dedication Ceremony for John Wayne Airport

Old Airport

Eddie Martin's Airport, predecessor of John Wayne Airport, was established in Orange County in 1923. In September 1941 the County of Orange Airport was constructed with Martin Aviation as a tenant. In 1965 construction of new runways was completed, followed by the construction of a new terminal in 1967. In 1979 the name of the airport was changed to John Wayne Airport, and in 1990 the present 'Supervisor Thomas F. Riley' terminals A and B were completed.

On Thursday, April 7, 2011, the Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers will dedicate a plaque at John Wayne Airport to celebrate the Airport's selection as a Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. ASCE Members, Airport and Public Officials are invited to attend this dedication ceremony.

Guest speakers at the plaque dedication will include County 2nd District Supervisor John M. W. Moorlach and Airport Director, Alan L. Murphy.

Old Airport


Who Should Attend:  ASCE OC Branch Officers, LA and OC History & Heritage Committee Members, OC Branch Members, Other Interested ASCE Members.

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT Terminal 'B' on Lower Level; Look for ASCE Banner by the Windows at north end of Baggage Claim Area.

Parking: Park in Terminal 'B' Parking Structure, Middle or Lower Level; Take Elevator or Stairs to Lower Level and Cross Roadway at Signal to Enter Terminal 'B'. Parking Fee is $2/Hr. so You May Want to Carpool.

Refreshments Will Be Provided Following the Ceremony

For More Information: Please Email Bill Lawson at [email protected] or call (949) 494-1229

Old Airport

Old Airport

Related Groups/Committees