Dr. Willella Howe Waffle House and Medical Museum

120 Civic Center Dr West, Santa Ana, CA 92701 - United States




The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum is a beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian Home. It was built in 1889 and belonged to one of the first female physicians in Orange County. She lived there with her family as well as practiced medicine from her home office.


Built during the Victorian Era in the Queen Anne style, the house features two-and-a-half stories and twelve rooms. It took two years to complete and cost $3,000, a grand sum in 1889. It is one of the finest Queen Anne Victorians to survive in Orange County.

The house is furnished in period furnishings as well as a well equipped doctor’s office. Costumed docents will guide you through the house. The outside courtyard area and Carriage Barn will also be available for viewing. Restoration photos will be displayed.

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