Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Great event to tell you about!!

As a member of the ICA&CA-SCC I was part of the committee that put together an amazing event. I hope you will join us for a series of talks, round-table discussions, tours of the Inn and historic downtown Riverside, sketching classes and camaraderie and enjoy the beauty of the Mission Inn before the holiday rush.

Built between 1902 and1932, this remarkable hotel embraces all of the architectural phases of Southern California’s fascination with its Spanish heritage. Now restored and refurbished, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa still conveys the vision of its original owner, Frank A. Miller. The Mission Inn Museum offers a 75-minute walking tour led by docents trained on the art, architecture and history of the Mission Inn. This is your opportunity to see parts of the Inn that are inaccessible to the general public.

November 12 - 14, 2010

Friday Night Speaker: Steven Spiller-Historian Talking about the Mission Inn's History

Saturday Night Keynote Speaker: Charles Phoenix

We will be serving JAQK wines at our receptions and dinners.

$400 ($300 ICA&CA Members) - Fee includes all meals, classes, talks and tours (excluding hotel accommodations)

Sketching Class - XX LU’s/CES credit for AIA members

For hotel accommodations, contact 800-843-7755 to reserve at discounted group rate (reference the Institute of Classical Architecture when making your reservation.)

Hotel reservation must be made by October 20th to receive special ICA&CA rate.

If you choose to partake in the walking tour Marion Mitchele-Wilson gives you an overview of what you will see...

The Mission Inn Historic District (1871-1946) walking tour will cover roughly the area bounded by Sixth Street, Eleventh Street, Market Street and the Commerce Streets in the heart of the Riverside's Historic Mile Square. Between and 1890 and 1932 many of California's most important architects including, A.C. Willard, Arthur Benton, Myron Hunt, G. Stanley Wilson, Julia Morgan, and Burnham and Bliesner worked here. Early urban planner Charles Cheney developed its Civic Center, Transportation and Parks Plans and authored the state enabling legislation for zoning which was carried by State Senator, Samuel Evans, former Mayor of Riverside. It was here that Arthur Benton wrote his monograph on the importance of mission architecture as the basis for California's signature Mission Rival style and designed the first examples. Other architectural styles in the district are Romanesque and Spanish Colonial Revival, and Art Deco in a variety of building materials such as concrete from the Riverside and Colton Cement plants, Arizona Sandstone, ceramic brick, terra cotta and rough-hewn granite. Important mid-century modern buildings include the Riverside Public Library and the Central Fire Station by Bolton Caldwell Moise, Jr. with its extruded aluminum awnings from the Riverside Hunter Douglas plant. The area features numerous resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places and two National Historic Landmarks, the Mission Inn and the Harada House.

I hope you will all come out and enjoy the great weekend!

Before I end this we have to acknowledge our great sponsors Zeluck Architectural Wood Windows and Doors and Project Solutions.

For more information and to RSVP contact 310.396.4379 | diane@classicist-socal.org

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