Placentia History Collection: Books

Our Local History Room has a number of books about Placentia and Orange County History. In addition, we also have a Local History Biography and a Local Author collection. These items can be found in the Placentia Library's catalog.  

Brower Collection

This collection was collected and donated by Isadora Brower McFadden who was a member of one of the founding families of Placentia, the McFadden family, and Orange County, Forster family. It consists of approximately 57 books all focused on the history of Placentia and Orange County.  

Rideout Collection

This collection includes approximately 70 books on various subjects that was the beginning of the Placentia Library’s book collection. 


The Local History Book collection can be viewed anytime by visiting the Placentia Library’s Local History Room during library hours.