Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Riverside skyline photo today :)

Fun fact of the day

According to the Riverside Daily Press, December 12th 1888...

Apparently University Avenue (originally called 8th Street) was supposed to be renamed as San Jacinto Avenue.

Guess that didn't work out...

Friday, December 30, 2011

University Avenue - Safeway

Safeway Store on University Avenue - May, 10th 1940 ... 

2011 ... Safeway is now a S&W Plastics store... its art deco style still stands on University Avenue (formerly Eighth Street)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fairmount Park, Then & Now ...

Just thought I would share some Fairmount Park <3 
Fairmount Park was named one of the American Planning Associations "Great Places in America: 2011"

(the 'then' photos were from Special Edition old newspapers & the California Citrograph found at the Downtown Riverside Public Library,  'now' photos were taken by me)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tyler Mall view late 70s/early 80s

Center white buildings are the Tyler Mall & Tyler Street is on the left side of the photo. Photo is taken facing NE from a house off McAllister Street.

As you can see in the picture, not all the tract homes had been built yet.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

my little absence...

Just wanted to let you know I was robbed & my computer stolen... which is why I have not posted. Will be back by next month though! So stay tuned :)
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Avery Edwin Field

If you search for photographs of Riverside you're likely to come across Avery Edwin Field, he was a well known photographer in the City from the 1910's until 1952.

I just thought I'd share some of his amazing photos with you and let you see a few Then Vs. Now ones as well... all black & white ones are Avery Edwin Field ...

If you'd like to know a bit more about Evergreen Memorial Cemetery go here: Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery

This home was recently on the Riverside Vintage Home Tour 

This is a photo of it from The Old Riverside Foundation as it looks today

The Post Office

The Post Office today... this one is by Matt Haase at

This is at Sixth & Main ... 
Sixth & Main today... 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Riverside Landmark # 42 ... Greystones

My friend Matt ( & I are shooting photos of all the Riverside Landmarks for the City and today we happen upon Landmark No. 42, Greystones. 

Luckily the home was not behind some huge fence or anything and we got some great shots. The owner of the home saw us out of a window and we decided to go up to the front door to explain what we were doing. The owner was a very kind man named Terry and he's lived in this home for 40 years. The tree in the above picture on the right side was planted by his grandfather at the same time this house was built around 1900, though the Landmark plaque states 1902. He said his grandfather bought the tree for $1.35 and planted it himself when it was no bigger than about 3 feet tall. Now it is that majestic tree you see today. 

This is Greystones. Just above the front entrance doors behind that hanging centered light is the name of the house carved in wood. The porch ceiling shines with polished hardwood. 

Apparently, Terry's grandfather, John, built this house himself and his family has always owned the house. John, owned his own orange orchard here at the turn of the century and the home is surrounded by lush gardens and landscaping. Terry told us the incredible landscaping was done by none other than the designer of Victoria Avenue, Landscape architect Franz P. Hosp.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Landmarks & Public Art of the City of Riverside

So I've recently been working on making a Landmarks & Public Art Interactive Map for the City & thought I would share it with all of you :) let me know your thoughts or if you know any other public art around the city so I can mark it... (p.s. it is still a work in progress)

View Landmarks & Public Art of the City of Riverside in a larger map