Historic Riverside Homes
Riverside California is a unique community with a long history and tradition as a a Southern California landmark community. Riverside takes pride in the old homes and styles of homes that can be found in the unique districts, like the “Woods Streets” and Prospect Place around the city. Here are descriptions and photos of these areas, as well as descriptions of the styles of homes in these neighborhoods.
Prospect Place Historic District, Riverside California
1888 Through 1945 saw the birth of this first among Riverside’s residential districts. The area is now just a few small block adjacent to the Riverside Community college and just next to the Press Enterprise. In this community you can find find classic examples of vintage architecture from the turn of the century.
With Asymmetrical facades on these homes, and very steep angled roofs. These Queen Anne style Victorian homes are wonders to look at. They have patterned shingles, with towers, bay window and full width single story porches. The home above is actually one of the oldest homes in the neighborhood and was built in the late 1800′s.
This is a gorgeous home with careful landscaping around it that adds to the classic lines, stucco walls and low pitched red tile roof. This home is a perfect example of the Mission Revival style of architecture that was prevalent regionally from the 1890′s to the late 1920s. In downtown you’ll also find that the Mission Inn is actually the largest example of this style in all of Southern California and the United States.
Throughout the 1920′s and 1930′s in America, one of the most popular style of homes to be found was the American Colonial Revival. This style of home, as you can see in the example above from Prospect Place in Riverside, has a very asymmetric figure to the house. The Gabled portico over the front door is a key element of this style. Find a Home in Riverside!