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Central Banning

Growing up in Central Banning was great. All of the schools - Central, Coombs Junior High, and Banning high School were all within walking distance from our neighborhood. Repplier Park was the spot for picnics, Tennis, and Boy Scouts. Before the big box stores were built off of Highland Springs Rd, Downtown had plenty of stores including Constantinos , Picketts Market, O'brians Pharmacy, Tri-city Stationeries, JC Penny, McManns, and more.

Neighborhoods | Community | Downtown

Neighborhoods

  • North San Gorgonio

    North San Gorgonio

  • Indian School Lane Banning

    Indian School Lane

  • Briargate Lodge Banning Ca

    Briargate Lodge

  • Gilman St and San Gorgonio Ave Banning Ca

    Gilman St. and San Gorgonio Ave

  • 4th St. south of  Reppelier Park Banning Ca

    4th St. south of Repplier Park

  • Gilman and East Hays, Banning Ca

    Murray and East Hays

  • 4th St. south of Gilman Rd. Banning Ca

    4th St. south of Gilman Rd.

  • North Murray St. anning Ca

    North Murray St.

  • Corner of San Gorgonio and Wilson Banning Ca

    Corner of San Gorgonio and Wilson

  • San Gorgonio and Indian School Banning Ca

    San Gorgonio and Indian School

  • Wishing well at Santa Rita Palce Banning Ca

    Old Wishing well on Santa Rita Place

  • House on Alesandro banning ca

    House on north Alessandro Street

Central Banning residential areas are the oldest in the town. Located north of downtown up to the Banning wash, are older middle class homes. Most of these neighborhoods have well established tree lined streets.

Historical Note

John Repplier planted evergreens from 1910 to 1913 along North San Gorgonio Ave. and the crossing streets. By 1915 John had planted trees along 7 miles of Banning's Streets . ( History of Banning PDF )

Community

  • Central Banning City Hall

    Banning City Hall

  • Central Banning Police Department

    Police Department

  • Central Banning Fire Department

    Fire Department

  • Central Banning Repplier Park - baseball field

    Repplier Park - baseball field

  • Central Banning Repplier Park - Playhouse Bowl

    Repplier Park - Playhouse Bowl

  • Repplier Park - skate park

    Repplier Park - skate park

  • Central Banning Central School

    Central School

  • Central Banning Nicolet Middle School (old high school)

    Nicolet Middle School (old high school)

  • Central Banning Banning Unified School District

    Banning Unified School District

  • Central Banning Banning Women's Club

    Banning Women's Club

  • Central Banning Catholic Church

    Catholic Church

  • Central Banning Methodist Church

    Methodist Church

  • Central Banning life Point Church

    life Point Church

You will find most of Banning's city buildings as well as Central ( Elementary school), Nicolet (Middle School), and the district office in Central Banning. Repplier Park has a public swimming pool, baseball field, skate park, playhouse bowl, and is home to the Banning Parks and Recreation Department.

Historical note

The Banning Unified School District office on the corner of 2nd and Williams is the site of Banning's first stucco school built in the early 1900s. ( History of Banning PDF )

Downtown

  • Downtown Banning - Banning Theatre

    The Banning Theatre has been in operation since 1928 (89 years)

  • Downtown Banning Brew Rebellion and Art Gallery

    The Brew Rebellion and Art Gallery

  • Downtown Banning - Mural South San Gorgonio

    Mural South San Gorgonio

  • Downtown Banning - South San Gorgonio looking north

    South San Gorgonio looking north

  • Downtown Banning - South 1st street looking north

    South 1st street looking north

  • Downtown Banning - Mural South San Gorgonio

    Mural South San Gorgonio

  • Downtown Banning - Wings Cafe Ramsey looking east

    Wings Cafe(estab. 1985) - Ramsey looking east

  • Downtown Banning - Historic Copelin House

    Historic Copelin House

  • Downtown Banning - Historic Banning Hotel

    Historic Banning Hotel

  • Downtown Banning - Restored store fronts on N. San Gornoio Ave.

    Restored store fronts on N. San Gorgonio Ave.

  • Downtown-Banning - Businesses on Ramsey between 4th and 8th

    Businesses on Ramsey between 4th and 8th

  • Downtown Banning - Business 8th st and Ramsey

    Business 8th st. and Ramsey

Banning's Downtown, like many towns, lost many of its local businesses as large shopping centers were constructed. There has been an effort to revitalize the downtown area with major restorations to buildings along Ramsey and San Gorgonio.

Historical note

Banning Fox Theatre has been operating since its opening in 1928. In the late 1940s Bob Hope broadcast several of his NBC radio programs from the Banning Theater (currently the Banning Fox Cineplex Theatre) and had numerous entertainers as guests on his show. ( Banning Library - Movie Theatres of the San Gorgonio Pass PDF )

Banning Google map
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Central Banning
Fox Theatre www.foxcineplex.com/
City of Banning - banning.ca.us/
Banning Library - www.banninglibrarydistrict.org/
Police Department - www.banningpolice.org/
Banning Churches - www.churchfinder.com/churches/ca/banning
Central School - central.banning.k12.ca.us
Nicolet Middle School - nicolet.banning.k12.ca.us