The Roosevelt Palm: City of Riverside Landmark #64

Location: The corner of Victoria Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. Date Established: 5/7/1903 Date Visited: 6/28/2014 One of the most celebrated pictures in Riverside is that of then President Theodore Roosevelt planting the original Navel orange trees at the Mission Inn … Continue reading

Devine House: City of Riverside Landmark #30

Location: 4475 Twelfth Street Date Established: 6/2/1888 Date Visited: 6/20/2014 The Devine house was established in 1888, when after being married for one year Frank and Vinie Devine moved into there then recently completed Queen Anne Style home. Frank Devine … Continue reading

The Jarvis House: Riverside City Landmark #78

Location: 4492 12 St. Date Established:6/2/1888 Date Visited:6/20/2014 According to the book Landmarks of Riverside (pg. 59) there was a real estate boom in 1887. The Jarvis house began in May of 1887 when according to San Bernardino County Recorder’s … Continue reading

Cressman House: Riverside City Landmark #37

Location: 3390 Orange Street Date Established: 8/15/1902 Date Visited: 5/12/14 The Cressman house came from the designs of Los Angeles based architects Burnham and Bliesner, who also designed the Riverside County Courthouse. The home was finished in 1902 and is done in a … Continue reading

Marcy Branch Library: Riverside City Landmark #124

Location: 3711 Central Avenue Date Established: March 15, 1958 Date Visited: 6/14/14 According to the panel inside the new Marcy Branch library in “June of 1951, a committee representing the Parent-Teacher Association of Palm, Magnolia, and Jefferson Schools requested that … Continue reading

Bandshell at Fairmount Park: Riverside City Landmark #10

Location: Fairmount Boulevard and Market Street (inside Fairmount Park) Date Established: September, 1920 Date Visited: 5/31/2014 Arthur Burnett Benton, was a well known architect from Illinois who moved to California in 1891. In 1901 he was hired to design the … Continue reading

Victoria Avenue: Riverside City Landmark #8

Location: Victoria Ave (starts at University Ave. and ends at La Sierra Ave.) Date Established: Spring 1890 Date Visited: 06/07/2014 One of the benefits of living in Riverside is that living here you are in a fairly decent sized city, but it … Continue reading