The City of Riverside, California - Pioneer Project
Provided by - E M  Lages Research Institute
Sorted by the Pioneer's Address
James Roe
Judge John W. North
Priestly Hall
Henry A. Puls
Miguel Estudillo
Frank Agustus Miller
John Greenleaf North
Elmer Wallace Holmes
Miguel Estudillo
James Roe
Judge J. W. North
Priestly Hall
Henry Puls
Frank A.  Miller
Elmer Wallace Holmes
John G. North

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A - B - C - D  -  E - F  -  G - H  -  I - J - K  -  L - M   
N - O - P  -  Q - R  -  S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z   
1st Street To 7th Street  (7th Street became Mission Inn)
(8th Street became University)  
8th Street to 15th Street  
    Remember that 7th Street was changed to Mission Inn and 8th Street changed to University, Roberts became Chestnut, Walnut
    became Brockton, Pepper became Redwood, N. Almond became Fairmount Blvd., along with other street names. Also, in 1930
    the address numbers were changed, (I'm assuming,) to eliminate the N, S, E, W  confusion.

    Addresses going North past 1st Street used to start at 1 and went up by 100 at each block. After 1930 the numbers changed at
    1st Street with 3100, then 3000 at Houghton, 2900 at Fairmount Blvd., and so on. As an example, an address that was 203 N.
    Fairmount Blvd in 1914 and then 2989 N. Fairmount Blvd., in 1930.

    The change also happened with the East and West streets. Main Street is where the change took effect. It appeared to be easier
    back in 1930 for reasons I have not found as of yet. It was the end of direction designation confusion. I can see it then, as I ask
    someone for directions "I'm looking for the address of 339 Locust Street?". They respond with, "Do you want North or South".
    Yes, it seems it would be easier without the direction indicator. Alas, not for the bedraggled researcher.

    Those who seek the knowing of something from the past, are stuck trying to locate the Why of such matters, that explain what
    seems to be, at best, silly. Why change something that already works? This answer, for these addresses, may never be known.
    We may at best find a list of the actual changes made. We know where that list is. The list is located in the dungeon of the library
    within the original square mile of Downtown Riverside. One floor down, in the Lower Level, is where the Local History Library is
    located. And, if one asks the Librarian for a reference about the City Street Address Changes from 1930, they will direct you to
    such a reference.

    It lists all the addresses that were changed, both from what they were - to what they became and also, from what they are - from
    what they once were. We are not going to place that volume within our pages as of yet. Once we have found a way to compile the
    information in an easy to understand process, that lends us a way to figure out any addresses going north of 1st Street we will
    add it on this page. We are sure the same information will avail us a solution for East and West addresses as well.
    When you are done reviewing the section you chose, close that page and you will be back here.
    Special Note: These pages do not include those Pioneers whose address we were not able to locate.
    Please refer to the Alphabetical Pages and check to see if any of these names are from the same families.
    Children generally were not listed in the City Directories if they had not reached Majority age.