Riverside Avondale Preservation

‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

‘No permission needed’ to cleanup anytime at parks

Riverside Avondale Preservation’s park and coastal cleanup the morning of September 18 removed 61 garbage bags of litter and other refuse, though the 5 Points volunteers and RAP director Shannon Blankenship, site captain, accounted for roughly half the haul. They collected 31 garbage bags, but there was more interesting refuse not appropriate for a trash […]

Great turnout, inspired spaces highlight RAP Garden Tour

Great turnout, inspired spaces highlight RAP Garden Tour

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) took a bold step and forged forward with its first Garden Tour 2021, as locals begin making way out of pandemic mask mandates to enjoy more local activities and events. From exquisite yard art in the “Art Garden – Avant-Garde Yard”, to a Jacksonville Jaguar gameday sanctuary at “Made for a […]

Inspired by a zest for life

Inspired by a zest for life

Heartspace Art founders Ian and Danielle Cleary have painted a new mural, a mural with a message. Their latest work of inspiring art can be found on a wooden slat fence in Murray Hill. The scene is of three sunflowers popping out of clouds, reaching for the sky. Danielle likens it to a metaphor for […]

5G poles crop up in Riverside

5G poles crop up in Riverside

Tall, black, monolithic poles are starting to crop up in Riverside, and members of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) are not happy about it. In January, residents driving along Riverside Avenue at Copeland Street noticed a new black utility tower with a large box attached a third of the way up from the ground. Soon many […]

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 […]

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