Riverside's Mission Inn, California (Images of America Series)
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Riverside's Mission Inn, California (Images of America Series)

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by Steve Lech, Kim Jarrell Johnson, Kim Jarrell Johnson
     
 

The story of the internationally famous Mission Inn Hotel, and its predecessor, has been intertwined with the city of Riverside's history since both began. As the slogan once said, Riverside is a "City with a Mission Inn its Heart." For more than a century, the Mission Inn and its eclectic collections have intrigued visitors, artisans, architects, and dignitaries

Overview


The story of the internationally famous Mission Inn Hotel, and its predecessor, has been intertwined with the city of Riverside's history since both began. As the slogan once said, Riverside is a "City with a Mission Inn its Heart." For more than a century, the Mission Inn and its eclectic collections have intrigued visitors, artisans, architects, and dignitaries who have come to Riverside for a myriad of reasons. The Mission Inn, founded by colorful entrepreneur Frank Miller, was integral to the city's turn-of-the-20th-century tourism as wealthy Easterners flocked to Riverside and its famous hotel, lured by a Mediterranean climate, investment opportunities, and vast navel orange groves. Unlike other grand hotels of the time, the Mission Inn, with its Mission style architecture, was a luxury hotel that was uniquely Californian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546711
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/27/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,091,928
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Steve Lech is the author of Along the Old Roads: A History of the Portion of Southern California That Became Riverside County, 1772-1893 and other books. His coauthor, Kim Jarrell Johnson, wrote Arcadia Publishing's Images of America: Jurupa. Together they have combed the archives of the Mission Inn Foundation/Museum and the Riverside Metropolitan Museum to superbly illustrate the storied past of this National Historic Landmark and internationally famous resort.

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Riverside's Mission Inn, California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LilyRoseCA More than 1 year ago
I love these books that cover so many, many places. I have bought them as gifts for people where they live now or perhaps previous places. I have also bought them when visiting a new town so adding to the history of a place really makes you appreciate all the more what is there and the unknown as well. The Misssion Inn is unique in it's own right, however with the history and secrets it holds there is no other. So reading more about it diffently validates my love for this historic location. These authors have done a tremendous job and I along with many others deeply appreciate all their hardwork.