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Olmsted Society Announces 2011 Walking Tour Schedule

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by Eric last modified Jan 30, 2011

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society has announced the schedule for their 2011 Walking Tours of Historic Riverside, IL. The tours provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to explore the history, landscape and architecture of this National Historic Landmark town designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Learn more after the jump... There are two separate docent-led tours that alternate monthly on the following Sundays: North Tours May 29 July 31 September 18 South Tours June 26...




 

 

Picture 1 The Frederick Law Olmsted Society has announced the schedule for their 2011 Walking Tours of Historic Riverside, IL. The tours provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to explore the history, landscape and architecture of this National Historic Landmark town designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.  Learn more after the jump...

There are two separate docent-led tours that alternate monthly on the following Sundays:

North Tours
May 29
July 31
September 18

South Tours
June 26
August 28
October 30

The North Tour covers the area north of the railroad tracks and features the Longcommon (key to Olmsted’s plan), an architecturally significant school, a place of worship designed by Jenney, and homes by Silsbee, Wright, Perkins, and Purcell & Elmslie.  The South Tour includes Swan Pond Park, Scottswood Common, Wright’s Country Estate & service buildings, architecture by Jenney, Drummond, Kenny & Vinci, Wittlesey, and a home designed by Olmsted’s partner, Calvert Vaux.

Tours depart 2:00 pm from the Riverside Railroad Depot, 90 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, IL (main train station, east side of platform) - $10 per person ($3 discount for Olmsted Society members and seniors 62+).  Proceeds benefit Olmsted landscape preservation, educational programs and architectural restoration in Riverside.

Special group tours can be arranged at any time upon request.  For more information, call 708.442.7675, email sailboat9@comcast.net, or visit the The Frederick Law Olmsted Society website here.

Photo via The Frederick Law Olmsted Society website


 

 

 
 
 

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