Summer Speaker Series – Part Two

“Restoration or Radical Reconstruction: Ordinary, Symbolic, and Cultural Memory”

What happens to architecture? Sometimes it’s torn down, or deteriorates, or restored, or radically reconstructed. All of this can be ordinary, but the most evocative part of any this is the important symbolic and cultural memory that affects and inspires us.

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Summer Speaker Series – Part One

“Restoration or Radical Reconstruction: Ordinary, Symbolic, and Cultural Memory”

What happens to architecture? Sometimes it’s torn down, or deteriorates, or restored, or radically reconstructed. All of this can be ordinary, but the most evocative part of any this is the important symbolic and cultural memory that affects and inspires us.

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2017 Summer Speaker Series

2017 Summer Speaker Series

The Old Riverside Foundation is pleased to offer a four-part series of educational -– and entertaining -– talks, “The Postwar Boom: Architecture Arrives.” The talks are FREE with the first taking place on Saturday June 24th.

Ted Wells, a noted architect and architectural historian, is our guest speaker. Ted will put the postwar movements in architecture into context with the postwar political, economic, artistic and social atmosphere of the late 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. Each of the venues chosen for the talks is relevant to the series and will help to illuminate the development of architecture and culture that is now considered historic -– and enlightening. Mark your calendars for the four lectures!

“Restoration or Radical Reconstruction: Ordinary, Symbolic, and Cultural Memory”

Click here to reserve your seats for one or all of the sessions, or email to info@oldriverside.org or call Old Riverside Foundation at (951) 683-2725.

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Vintage Home Tour & Restoration Faire

Vintage Home Tour & Restoration Faire

Home Tour 2017: May 20, 2017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: hometour@oldriverside.org

Each year, Old Riverside Foundation features fine examples of the many styles of architecture prevalent in Riverside at the height of its prosperity. Different homes are open each year to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of Riversiders from different eras. The annual event is held in May on the Saturday following Mother’s Day.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored our 2017 event. This holiday event supports preservation while highlighting Riverside’s historic neighborhoods. For photos from the 2017 event, click here.

Be sure to keep an eye out later in 2017 for ticket information on the January 6, 2018 event.

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Awards Presentation & Reception

Awards Presentation & Reception

Awards 2016: October 16, 2016 (in conjunction with Annual Meeting)
Location: Benedict Castle (5445 Chicago Avenue, Riverside)
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: awards@oldriverside.org

An afternoon event that showcases some of the year’s best public, commercial and private historic preservation projects in Riverside County. Every year, the Old Riverside Foundation honors painstaking restoration, diligent maintenance, and good adaptive reuse through its annual Awards Presentation & Reception.

Be sure to check out photos from the event.

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Annual Meeting 2016

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2016: October 16, 2016 (in conjunction with Annual Awards)
Location: Benedict Castle (5445 Chicago Avenue, Riverside)
Time: 4 p.m.
Contact: president@oldriverside.org

Open to ORF members, this important afternoon lunch meeting is where members hear a report of the Foundation’s activities, hear a featured speaker, and vote on the Board of Directors.

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RSVP to Summer Speaker Series

RSVP here for the rest of the Summer Speaker Series.  Click here for more information and location details about the series.

Part 3
Saturday, August 19, 2017:
“Modern Brutalism: Form Forever Follows Function … Sometimes”

Part 4
Saturday, September 16, 2017
“Strange and Surreal: The Frenzy of Architectural Aesthetics”

 

 

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