Architectural Division

Home Page Arkadelphia Arlington Auburn BrownField CapeMay Cerritos Chula Vista Clark Delaware Edgemont Evergreen Fairhope Foley Fresno Fullerton Hagerstown Hamburg Heber Springs Irvine Huntsville Los Angeles Loudonville Mexico Millersburg MiraLoma Moreno Valley Richmond San Marcos Sheridan Toulouse Winder Advanced Bibliography Looking For Memorabilia Memorabilia p.2 Salute to Pappy Timeline RC As1953 ADec1955 Amay1957 RMa1960 RMma1961 RMmj1961 RMso1961 RMja1961 RMf1969 RNmidN1982 RNmidFeb83 RNNov1983 Beahan Popplewell RivPhotos RivPhotos2 RROMEO Rohr1982 RNMay1984 RNJuly1984 RNAug1984 RNOct1984 RNMay1985 RNDec1986 RNDec1990 A92543 Riv72354 AA1957 RN101667 Riverside92682 HSER111987 Lynch Kitchen McKenzie GIWMcKenzie GSMcKenzie AJan1953 WPeters Ratchford Rohr50years Aircraft Antenna Communications Computer Construction Marine Material Postal Rail Space RailTransit Paris Rockville SanDiego WashingtonDC ICarreno MCecena Nutt Lewis ADec1956 RMma62 RMw62 RMs63 RMs64 RMf65 RN62066 RN71866 RN5567 RN81167 RN111067 RMsum69 RN12574 RN22274 RN91578 RNmay84 RNmay93 TSUT91297 TSDUT91397 RMw63 RN111665 RMw68 Rohr Chula Vista 25th Anniversary Guest Book manor JAustin MBolles LBarto RBolles SGutierrez DKitt WKurtz CManuel Warters Wells Wjan45 ADaug46 tfaA51 Aaug57 Ajune52 Aaug57part2 Ajuly1952 Aoct52 Ajune1953 Anov57 Anov57part2 RMspring66 MTS1971 RNjuly71 BTfeb72 PE1974 TSDUT41494 RN12867 RN2268 RN61468 RMf68 RMspring70 Rohr1992 Rohr992 VPClassen WRJordan HVelez RTIPP XR1D RMnd58 RMjf61 RN22161 RMspring68 RMsummer68 RN22069 RN2369 RN22070 RNnov71 RNfeb72 RNjuly72 RNjuly73 21st695 TRC BARTnr RN2775 RN3775 RN4475 RN8178 RN121979 RDrown JNCopeland GFlannagan TSDUT32994 TSDUT42594 TSUT92397 TSUT92397c1 TSDUT92797 TSUT92897 Ajune56 RMsum64 RMf64 RMf66 RMw66 RMsu70 photos warbond1942 RCSPD64 DBessie ECzay CRDoss Evans IHamby CJPoole DRhodes PStevenson RN060569 RMma58 RMjf60 RMma60 RM1q65 RC68part1 RC68part2 Motori72 RIIar76 RN032879 RIIar78 RN83178 RNmay1988 TSDUT42694 JHolomon RLopez PRaney FHRohr BRobinson SSepulveda Witbeck RIVreunion110719 RACar56 Adec57 RMsum66 RRCN1257 RC64ar RRCN1256 Aoct56 Anov56 Afeb57 Amay1957b RMmj58 RMjf59 RMma59 ZReed Houston RMso60 arrc1962 RC67ar RN090368 RMw70 RMw70v19n3 PE012371 RNdec75 RN062077 RN041279 RN052579 RN072480 RN0782 RNmidN83 RNmidMay84 RNmidJune84 RNjun88 RBagley RMsum71 RCMP Post IDagan VGirtman Foster LMatheny RMotl JoeRheim WLWashington Afeb52 A062356 RNaug84 RNsept85 Ajan58 RMja58 RMso58 RMmj59 RMja59 RCAR1970 IndustrialSystems RN030868 EJohnston activities RHines RMEwbank JDHawkins RNsept1958 WLevacy hammering RN122065 VanHulle RohrHomes RohrHomes2 RN111868 RN052170 RN092479 RN080880 RN033181 RN032360 RN040560 RNjuly97 JJudd RNoct1997 RN071568 SL071791 SL121097 RN111765 CDriskill RivPhotos3 EDriskill LBagwell LAT091370 Press091470 RNaug91 RNoct91 RNdec82 RNnov82 WN082389 RNmidjan83 What's New RNmidoct83 WN090689 WN091389 WN081689 WN101189 WN102589 WN110189 RNmidmarch83 WN020190 WN080890 WN032890 WN102490 WN072088 WN88 WN081088 EKunz CVSN121654 RNfeb83 RN100564 RNmidfeb85 CasaGrande 1958handbook RN121663 RNnov90 Anov55 Aerospace Custom 3 CJPfrunder Custom 3 1975AR Watts motel RN041960 RNmidOct84 Custom 3 What's New WN020790 RNnov84 RNmidSept84 JMalloy Custom 3 What's New CWMullenix RN082161 A050843 RNfeb83 RNmar83 RNjan83 RNmar85 RNdec84 RNjuly83 RNjuly89 RMjf62

 Rohr Aircraft Memories
a website for Rohr Retirees and Former Employees

homeArkadelphia | Arlington | Auburn | Brown Field | Cape May | Cerritos | Chula Vista | Clark | Delaware | Edgemont | Europe | Evergreen
Fairhope | Foley | Fresno |
Fullerton | Garland | Hagerstown | Hamburg | Heber Springs | Huntsville | Irvine
Los Angeles
Loudonville | MexicoMillersburg | Mira Loma | Moreno Valley
Paris | Richmond | Riverside | Rockville | San Diego | San Marcos | Scotland | Sheridan | Singapore | Toulouse | Washington D.C. | Watts | Winder
Administration | Advanced | Aerospace | Aircraft | Antenna/Marine | Communications | Computer | Construction | Industrial | Material | PostalRail & Transit | Space
Bibliography | Guest Book | Looking For... | Memorabilia | People | Credit Union | Rohr Manor | Rohr Motel | Timeline
AeROHRcrafter | Rohr Magazine | Rohr News | Skylines | Talking Points | Weekly News | News Clippings

Rohr Fullerton, California

Architectural Division
Modular Components Corporation - a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohr Corporation
Manufacturing Division
Written and compiled by S. Poole


In April 1962, Modular Components Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rohr Corporation, began manufacturing Modubilt bathrooms. In June of the same year, the first Modubilt house was erected in Riverside, California (1962 Annual Report, p. 16).

In July of 1963 the Architectural Division moved "into its new facility at Fullerton, California" which was equiped to produce up to 7 houses per day. Their first project was an order for 140 houses for a developer in Borrego Valley, California. They also erected 60 homes at Kaiser Steel's Eagle Mountain mining development near Indio. Homes were also expected in Las Vegas, Hawaii and Alaska. (Rohr Corporation 1964 Annual Report, p. 9).  

"In October, 1963, we formed the Architectural Division from the former Modular Components Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Division has continued its development program in the manufacture of houses, apartments, and building components at its new facility in Fullerton, California, and we are currently erecting homes and apartments in several areas" (Rohr Corporation 1964 Annual Report, p. 3).             

The town of Fullerton

In anticipation of the California Central Railroad in 1887 brothers Edward and George Amerige purchased 390 acres from the Miles Estate. The Ameriges negotiated with George H. Fullerton to have the Santa Fe run through Northam Station to Fullerton. The town was named Fullerton in honor of the brother's new associate. Forty more acres were purchased and by the summer of 1887 the town consisted of 49 blocks or almost 1000 business and residential lots and 67 farm lots. By 1950 the population of Fullerton had reached 13,958, and by 1963 the population had climbed to 66,426 (Parker and Parker 1965, p. 59, 84).
Borrego Valley
Borrego Valley was an isolated and little known community in San Diego County until the 1930s and 1940s. It is surrounded by the Santa Rosa and San Ysidro mountains, comprising 80,000 acres of government land and homesteads, "planned and developed as an ideal residential, recreational, desert reort community." The planners took great care" to preserve the natural beauty and serenity of the desert setting." Borrego had a "reputation as the home of the early grapes" in the 1950s. In addition to grapes, alfalfa, cotton, corn, tomatoes, citrus, potatoes, flowers, peachers, beans, and garleic and onions were also grown (Brigrandi 2001, p. vii, 1, 3, 69-70, 81-82).

Borrego is famous for it's Christmas Circle, a business district that was slowly developed and by November 1950 included a supermarket, gas station, drug store, doctor office, post office, and more. stores and services, (Brigandi 2001, p. 71).


Rohr Corporation. Summer 1965. Rohr-Fullerton, California. Rohr Magazine, p. 17.

Modular Components Corporation's Modubilt houses.
Page 17 of Rohr Corporation's 1962 Annual Report.

 Rohr Corporation. Summer 1965. Rohr-Fullerton, California. Rohr Magazine, p. 47.


See also:
Presenting Rohr Homes

Brigandi, Phil. 2001. Borrego Beginnings: Early Days in the Borrego Valley, 1910-1960. Borrego Springs, Calif.: Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association.

Guerin, G. F. 1965. “Architectural Division.” Rohr Magazine 15, no. 2: 47.
Parker, C. E., and Marilyn Perrin Parker. 1965. Orange County: Indians to Industry. Santa Ana, Calif.: Orange County Title Co.
“Presenting Rohr Homes.” n.d. Fullerton, California: Rohr Corporation, Architectural Division.

Rohr Magazine, Fall 1964

Opinions expressed on these pages are not necessarily those of the site owner.
All content is ©2006-2024 Rohr Aircraft Memories unless otherwise credited or a vintage reprint.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of material is prohibited.

Contact Sue with questions or comments. Website address:

Last updated: 01-25-2024




 Rohr Homes brochure, undated.