Riverside Historic District (Riverside, Illinois)

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Riverside Historic District
Avery Coonley House before 1911
Location Riverside, Illinois
Built 1869
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 69000055
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1969[1]
Designated NHLD August 29, 1970[2]

Riverside Historic District, also known as Riverside Landscape Architecture District is a site significant for its status as one of the first planned communities in the United States. The district encompasses the majority of the Village of Riverside. [3]

The district includes the streets, parkways, parklands, and historic gas street lighting in the area bounded by 26th St., Harlem and Ogden Aves., the Des Plaines River, and Forbes Rd.[3] Also included are the many homes and estates designed by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, Louis Sullivan, William Le Baron Jenney, Frederick Clarke Withers, and Calvert Vaux. [4] Several homes, such as the F. F. Tomek House and the Coonley House, have individually received National Historic Landmark status.

The entire district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.[2][5]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Riverside Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b National Register Information System. Accessed 2010-19-03.
  4. ^ The Village of Riverside. Accessed 2010-19-03.
  5. ^ Charles W. Snell (February 10, 1970). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Riverside Historic District / Riverside Landscape Architecture District PDF (506 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 9 photos, possibly all from 1969. PDF (1.33 MB)

External links[edit]

National Historic Landmarks Riverside page