Riverside, California, has a rich history. It’s considered the birthplace of the California citrus industry, and its famous Mission Inn “houses the oldest bell in Christendom, dating back to 1247.”
Another great piece of history is the iconic Weber House, a beautiful place to stop by on a quiet weekend afternoon. Keep reading to see why it’s so cool!
History and Design
The Weber House, located at 1510 University Avenue in Riverside, California, was built between 1932 and 1938, designed by architect Peter J. Weber to be a family residence and a showcase of his work.
Here’s some of what you’ll see when you tour the house:
- Recycled and reclaimed materials
- Hand-carved details
- Custom wood walls that double as functional cabinets
- Quirky teal-painted detailing
The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a recognized city landmark, so you know it’s the real deal!
Have you ever been on a historical tour and found it hard to enjoy the place because there were so many people around? The great thing about tours of The Weber House is that they’re private!
Book a tour for a group of six or fewer people between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. You can expect to spend about 30 to 45 minutes—plenty of time to get a good look at all the details you want to see.
It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to get there from Corona Pointe, depending on traffic, so you could sleep in until 10:00, take a tour at 11:00, and then pick up lunch from Ono Hawaiian BBQ on the way home!
Another way to enjoy The Weber House is by attending a salvage sale. Most of the items for sale are for restoration projects, but there is also a selection of salvaged items you can use for “creative interior or garden design.” Check out Old Riverside Foundation’s Facebook page to see when those sales will take place.
To step back into a simpler time, check out The Weber House! It’s a beautiful historical gem not too far away from Corona Pointe Resort. Click here to learn more about our one- and two-bedroom townhomes and apartments in Riverside, California.
Image courtesy of Old Riverside Foundation