Riverside Avondale Preservation

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

The Way We Were: Wayne W. Wood

Many years before Wayne W. Wood, 74, became a noted historian, author, and the founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, he was just a kid from Belle Glade in South Florida visiting grandparents Guy D. and Elma T. Wood during the summers in Riverside. That was decades before he would run a successful optometry business in […]

Riverside Avondale Preservation awards, gala venue announced

Riverside Avondale Preservation awards, gala venue announced

It was standing room only at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd when a crowd of 200 attended the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) annual meeting Feb. 20, which featured a change in board leadership, a list of annual preservation award winners and the beginning of a history series taught by RAP Founder Wayne Wood. […]

Riverside Preservation recognizes great designs, service, with annual awards

Riverside Preservation recognizes great designs, service, with annual awards

During its annual meeting, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) members recognized the diligent work, careful design and craftsmanship of both homeowners and construction professionals with RAP’s Design Awards, as well as presented its Service Awards in acknowledgement of acts of service and philanthropy by individuals, businesses and organizations. Here is a list of the award winners […]

Public artwork made of lights could transform Murray Hill/Avondale overpass

Public artwork made of lights could transform Murray Hill/Avondale overpass

Murray Hill residents are hoping to get funding that would transform the bare, utilitarian overpass at Edgewood Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard into a work of art the neighborhoods can be proud of. In this case, the tools wouldn’t be spray paint or mosaic, but pure light. San Antonio-based artist Bill Fitzgibbons has completed over 30 […]

RAP seeks award nominees

The window to nominate an outstanding historic preservation contributor for a Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) Award is fast approaching. The awards honor individuals, organizations, and businesses in the historic districts that make singular contributions to historic preservation in the neighborhoods. Award winners are selected from community nominations. This year, the deadline to nominate is by […]

Property condemned, court case in flux delays Roost

Property condemned, court case in flux delays Roost

It’s been four years since The Roost first attempted to settle into the Oak Street site that previously housed Deluxe Laundry and Cleaners, but the proposed 150-seat restaurant has yet to occupy the space.  The decision about their occupancy is still up in the air, pending the outcome of a court case filed by opponents […]

Annual preservation awards included surprises

Annual preservation awards included surprises

More than 150 attended the 45th Annual Riverside Avondale Preservation meeting, held Feb. 21 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, and heard the story of the historic district’s beginnings as well as RAP’s own founding by its founder, Wayne Wood. Riverside, founded in 1869, will be celebrating its 150 anniversary this year and […]