Victoria Avenue (Riverside, California)

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Victoria Avenue
RiversideCA VictoriaAve.jpg
Victoria Avenue, which bisects Riverside, hosts many species of trees and plants.
LocationVictoria Ave., from Arlington Ave. to Boundary Ln., Riverside, California
Coordinates33°55′33″N 117°23′57″W / 33.92583°N 117.39917°W / 33.92583; -117.39917Coordinates: 33°55′33″N 117°23′57″W / 33.92583°N 117.39917°W / 33.92583; -117.39917
Area88.7 acres (35.9 ha)
Built1892[2]
ArchitectHosp, Franz Philip[2]
NRHP reference No.00001267[1]
RIVL No.8
Added to NRHPOctober 26, 2000

Victoria Avenue is a divided scenic street in Riverside, California, that cuts through an area referred to as the greenbelt. Originally developed in 1892 to connect the Arlington Heights area to downtown Riverside, the road became a popular tourist attraction because of the many trees and exotic plants used to landscape the route.[3] Beyond the landscaping, the road was surrounded by navel orange groves, the crop that spurred Riverside's growth. Many of the groves still exist today.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2000-10-26.
  2. ^ a b Riverside Cultural Heritage Board (January 2002). "Landmarks of the City of Riverside" (PDF). City of Riverside. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  3. ^ Lech, Steve. Riverside in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC. ISBN 0-7385-2978-8.