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Address 3525 MISSION INN AV Year Built 1891
APN 213232009
Name Universalist-Unitarian Church Builder Boggs, A.W. and Richard Girdwood
Architect Willard, A.C. Style Richardsonian Romanesque
Original Use Church Contemporary Use
Designations:
City Landmark - #3 - 3/12/1969
City Structure of Merit - #282
District Contributor - Mission Inn Historic District - 11/20/1985
District Contributor - Seventh Street Historic District - 8/20/1980
District Contributor - Seventh Street NR Historic District
National Register of Historic Places - 9/18/1978
Landmark Plaque Text
Building designed in Norman Gothic style by architect A.C. Willard, and constructed with Arizona Sandstone by A.W. Boggs. The founding pastor was George H. Deere. Cultural Landmark #3. City of Riverside.
Survey Results  1974 1974  1996  2003     
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Survey Description
This one-story English Gothic church is of red sandstone, and has a metal tile gable roof over the main section of the building. The roof is conical over the apse. The building has a rough Greek cross groundplan, with a square tower over the entrance. The tower features crenellated battlements, and a louvered pointed arch form on the wall surface. There is an entrance on Seventh Street with a hip roof porch. The porch roof is supported by square sandstone piers. The corners of the structure have stepped buttresses. There is both rectangular and pointed arch fenestration. All windows are recessed, with simple lugsills and lintels. A rose window appears on the Lemon Street gable end.
2002 Photo # 1