Riverside has a rich architectural legacy dating back to 1869. Not only was the Village designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, it also features several structures designed by prominent architects. Contributing architects include:
Avery Coonley House (designated 1970): One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous designs.
F.F. Tomek House, (designated 1999): A well-preserved example of a prairie-style home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Riverside Historic District (designated 1970): 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.
Local Landmark Designations
Coonley Playhouse, ca. 1913, Frank Lloyd Wright
Heilbron Residence, ca. 1936, R. Harold Zook
Palmer Residence, ca. 1893, Joseph L. Silsbee
Riverside Improvement Company Building, ca. 1871, Frederick C. Withers
Thorncroft Residence, ca. 1912, Guenzel and Drummond
Riverside Water Tower, ca. 1870, William Le Baron Jenney