Saturday, April 30, 2011

Heritage House...

Heritage House is located at:

8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

If you have some free on the weekends I would definitely check it out. It's FREE!! but they do ask for a donation. Also, you can check out their website at: Heritage House

Here are some pictures:
Front view from Magnolia Ave

I brought my friend Britt here after we had lunch last Saturday & I had totally forgotten they give you a full on tour... for some reason I was remembering it as just like a self walk through tour or something. I was wrong :)
Middle room you enter from the front door. The downstairs has these gorgeous elaborate fireplaces <3

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Olivewood Cemetery

Every time I go visit my Gram I usually pass by the Olivewood Cemetery... and the other day driving by I saw large old headstones sloping up towards the hill that I'd never noticed before and realized I'd never been there and seen them. So I decided to stop by on my way home. 

If you want to watch a cool documentary on cemeteries check out: A Cemetery Special - PBS
it's on instant stream on Netflix if you have that :)

Anyways, here's a few pictures I took:

I liked the pentagram on it...

... FEARNOT ... interesting last name.

August 5th, 1888 - February 6th, 1889 ... not even a year old

Randomly came across the Harada's plot ...
If you don't know anything about the Harada family go here: About the Harada House
The Harada House is one of two city buildings listed as a National Historic Landmark in the City of Riverside. The other landmark is the Mission Inn.

Obviously there are segregated sections in the cemetery; this is the Japanese section


this one just had a sweet Victorian feel to it...

also saw this mausoleum

I also joined this site: & added the Harada's since they weren't listed. I figure this could be something fun to do in my spare time...for some reason I love making lists and cataloging stuff and researching things. It's like we can now digitally make history and places available for everyone to enjoy and I love that.