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2014 Walking Tours Of Historic Riverside

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 04, 2014 01:13 AM
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by Eric last modified Feb 03, 2014

Before his work on the 1893 World’s Fair grounds of the White City, Frederick Law Olmsted created the storybook village of Riverside, Illinois in 1869 as a place of rest and rejuvenation from the stresses of modern urban living. Today this magical place of curving streets, gas lamps, and charming parks still fulfills Olmsted’s dream. It has since inspired architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan to create some of their most beautiful...




 

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-02 at 11.21.51 PMBefore his work on the 1893 World’s Fair grounds of the White City, Frederick Law Olmsted created the storybook village of Riverside, Illinois in 1869 as a place of rest and rejuvenation from the stresses of modern urban living. Today this magical place of curving streets, gas lamps, and charming parks still fulfills Olmsted’s dream. It has since inspired architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan to create some of their most beautiful works. Over 80 landmark structures representing 145 years of iconic American architecture dot the village. The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside invites you to experience this very special American place, a place with a hidden history that may surprise you. Two separate docent-led tours alternate monthly on the following Sundays in 2014: (North Division) May 25, July 27, and September 21. (South Division) June 29, August 31, and October 26. Tours depart 2 pm from the Riverside Railway Depot. Get more details here.

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