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My one Fred Harvey postcard for Riverside features the "Glenwood Mission Inn."
The sprawling Mission Inn began as a 12-room adobe boarding house called the Glenwood in 1876. When Frank Miller bought out his father for $5,000 in 1880, he began transforming the Glenwood into a grand hotel--a destination rather than just a place to stop overnight. In 1902 he built a four-story U-shaped hotel around an open courtyard. His eclectic states in architecture led to the addition of a Cloister Wing in 1910 and a the Spanish Wing in 1913-14. In 1931 he added the International Rotunda Wing which included a chapel to house an 18th-century altar from Mexico and a number of Tiffany windows. After Miller's death in 1935, the hotel went into a period of decline, and many of the pieces of art were sold off. After being closed for more than seven years for renovation, the hotel reopened on December 30, 1992.
The Santa Fe depot in Riverside was built in 1927. It is now an office building.
Riverside Walking Tour