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2013 Walking Tours Of Historic Riverside Illinois

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 08, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Eric last modified Feb 07, 2013

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society invites you and your family and friends to learn about Riverside, Illinois' History. Find out more after the jump... Two separate docent-led tours alternate monthly on the following Sundays: North Division Tours — May 26, July 28, September 22, 2013: Features the scenic Longcommon, the Tomek House by Frank Lloyd Wright, and architecture by William LeBaron Jenney (inventor of the modern skyscraper), Joseph Silsbee, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and Purcell...




 

 

Picture 11The Frederick Law Olmsted Society invites you and your family and friends to learn about Riverside, Illinois' History. Find out more after the jump...

Two separate docent-led tours alternate monthly on the following Sundays:

North Division Tours — May 26, July 28, September 22, 2013:

Features the scenic Longcommon, the Tomek House by Frank Lloyd Wright, and architecture by William LeBaron Jenney (inventor of the modern skyscraper), Joseph Silsbee, Howard Van Doren Shaw, and Purcell & Elmslie

South Division Tours — June 30, August 25, October 27, 2013:

Includes Swan Pond Park, Scottswood Common, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley Estate, and homes by William LeBaron Jenney, William Drummond, Kenny & Vinci, Charles Wittlesey, and Calvert Vaux (Olmsted’s partner)

Tours depart 2:00 PM from Riverside Railway Depot:
90 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, Illinois (Main train station – east side of platform)

$10 per person ($3 discount for Olmsted Society members and seniors 62+)

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the winding roads, expansive green parkways and varied architecture of this National Historic Landmark designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Tours last about two hours. Proceeds benefit the Olmsted Society’s landscape preservation, educational programs and architectural restoration in Riverside.

Special group tours can be arranged at any time upon request. For more information visit the Society's website, call (708) 442-7675 or email tours@olmstedsociety.org or sailboat9@comcast.net.

Image via olmstedsociety.org


 

 

 
 
 

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