Riverside Landscape Architecture District

Bounded by 26th St., Harlem and Ogden Aves., the Des Plaines River, and Forbes Rd., Riverside, Illinois

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Description 

Designed in 1868-69 by Olmsted and Vaux, Riverside was the first planned model community in the country arranged so that open spaces and parkland would be a part of urban living. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, August 29, 1970

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 1969
Reference number
69000055
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Plaza; Business
Current functions
Single dwelling; Business; Plaza
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1869

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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