Old Riverside Foundation’s 22nd annual Vintage Home Tour

Old Riverside Foundation’s 22nd annual Vintage Home Tour

Saturday May 18th, 2013 marks the date for Old Riverside Foundation’s 22nd annual Vintage Home Tour and Restoration Fair. This year’s tour will showcase five historic homes located in three neighborhoods — the Wood Streets, Palm Heights and downtown’s North Hill area (near Fairmount Park). The five homes on the tour are: Stephen Magee house (1888), Louis and Ethel Hoyt…

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Old Riverside Foundation’s annual Vintage Home Tour

Old Riverside Foundation’s annual Vintage Home Tour

Celebrating Riverside’s citrus heritage is the theme of Old Riverside Foundation’s 21st annual Vintage Home Tour, which takes place this Saturday, May 19. The self-guided tour showcases four privately owned homes near Victoria Avenue in the city’s historic orange greenbelt as well as a downtown church with strong citrus ties. The four homes are the James and Jessie Shaw House…

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Inland Southern California’s mid-century architecture

Inland Southern California’s mid-century architecture

A recent trip to Palm Springs reminded us of that city’s sizable collection of mid-century modern architecture, including the former Coachella Valley Savings & Loan building pictured above. Designed by E. Stewart Williams, the building is an excellent example of modern bank design from the 1960s. We’ll explore some of these desert gems at a later date. But the two-day…

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Growth as usual?

Growth as usual?

Last month, a report issued by the California Department of Finance indicated Inland Southern California will likely double to 8 million residents by 2050. Whether all 4 million new residents show up within the next 40 years or not, recent history indicates the region can still expect a large influx of new residents. As we previously noted, the million-dollar question…

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Time to grow up

Time to grow up

If population projections released this past week come to fruition, Riverside County will be the second most-populous county in California by 2050, ranking behind only behemoth Los Angeles County. The report, issued by the California Department of Finance — the folks responsible for statewide fiscal planning and demographics — says Riverside County can expect to house 4.7 million residents in…

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Mixed-use projects picking up steam

Mixed-use projects picking up steam

Activity has picked up recently at 2 of 3 mixed-use projects under development in downtown Riverside, which will be the first combined residential/commercial projects within the city in several decades. At Raincross Promenade, bounded by First, Third, Main and Market streets, site clearing is well under way. Situated near the city’s convention center at Raincross Square, the site had been…

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Moving dirt at m sole’

Moving dirt at m sole’

Grading began this past week on the first phase of the mixed-use m sole’ project in downtown Riverside. When completed, m sole’ will include up to 154 residential units and 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail stretching along the west side of Market Street between Third and First streets. Phase one consists of 10 live/work units slated for the northwest…

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Out & About – 01/21/2007

Out & About – 01/21/2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007 – If one visits downtown Riverside, as we did today, they will notice the historic Fox Theatre is now fenced off, awaiting a $30 million renovation. As one of the centerpieces of the $780 million Riverside Renaissance Initiative — which outlines 25 years worth of citywide projects in about 5 — the Fox will receive a…

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4 million and counting

4 million and counting

New figures released last week by California Department of Finance indicate that both San Bernardino and Riverside counties each passed the 2 million mark in population in 2006, making the two counties the 4th and 5th most-populous counties respectively in California. It also signals Inland Southern California has reached the 4 million mark in overall population, which places the region…

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Out & About – 09/24/2006

Out & About – 09/24/2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006 – A few photos and thoughts while browsing various new home developments in both Riverside and Corona. The trip begins with the Alta Cresta development in southeastern Riverside. In most respects, Alta Cresta is the second major phase of the city’s master-planned Orangecrest development, both of which actually began as a county projects prior to annexation…

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