Preview: Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties

Preview: Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties

In late June, we attended the “preview opening” for Riverside Community College District’s “Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties” museum, which is located inside the newly-restored Riverside Finance Company / Citrus Belt Savings & Loan building. Built in 1926, the building’s Spanish Baroque (Churrigueresque) facade has been painstakingly restored following an 18-month, $6 million project. Its finely detailed exterior…

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3801 Market Street – Hotel Holyrood/Plaza

3801 Market Street – Hotel Holyrood/Plaza

One of downtown Riverside’s oldest buildings dating from the late 1800s will soon disappear as a plan for an arts school for Riverside Community College District moves forward. Located at the southwest corner of Market Street and University Avenue, the building in question was originally built as a sanitarium by Dr. Clark Whittier, a wealthy Canadian who bought what was…

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