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2015 Walking Tours Of Historic Riverside

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by Eric last modified Apr 10, 2015

Before his work on the 1893 World’s Fair grounds of the White City, Frederick Law Olmsted created the storybook village of Riverside in 1869 as a place of rest and rejuvenation from the stresses of modern urban living. Today this magical place of lush landscaping, curving streets, gas lamps, and charming parks still fulfills Olmsted’s dream. The 2015 schedule of walking tourshas been announced by the Frederick Law Olmstead Society of Riverside so that you...




 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-10 at 8.45.47 AMBefore his work on the 1893 World’s Fair grounds of the White City, Frederick Law Olmsted created the storybook village of Riverside in 1869 as a place of rest and rejuvenation from the stresses of modern urban living. Today this magical place of lush landscaping, curving streets, gas lamps, and charming parks still fulfills Olmsted’s dream. The 2015 schedule of walking tourshas been announced by the Frederick Law Olmstead Society of Riverside so that you can experience this wonderful suburb of Chicago for yourself. More after the jump...

It has since inspired architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan to create some of their most beautiful works. Over 70 landmark structures representing 146 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 two hour docent-led tours alternate monthly on the following Sundays:


North Division:

May 31

July 26

September 20

South Division:

June 28

August 30

October 25
 
Tours depart 2:00 PM from Riverside Railway Depot:

90 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, Illinois (Main train station – east side of platform)

$15 per person ($5 discount for Olmsted Society members and seniors 62+)

Special customized Group Tours by appointment. For more information call 708-442-7675, email tours@olmstedsociety.org or visit www.olmstedsociety.org.

Image via olmstedsociety.org


 

 

 
 
 

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