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Date: April 11, 2013

Tour: 5:30-630 p.m.  3855 Market Street, Riverside (Street and public parking available) MAP

Dinner: 6:45 - 8:45 pm - 9th Street Italian Restaurant (walking distance from tour site)



Please join us for a tour of the Historic Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties. The building now houses the Miné Okubo Art and Humanities Collection. The building Is owned by Riverside Community College District.


The recently completed $5,150,000. award winning project consists of the renovation and restoration of the 1926 Citrus Belt Savings and Loan Building originally designed by Stiles O. Clements.


The Architect:  LPA

Construction Manager:  Tilden Coil Constructors
Structural Engineer:  Critical Structures, inc.


In a 1961 modernization, the historic building had been covered over with a new façade In the current renovation, the 1961 screen facade was removed and the original ornate Spanish baroque façade, known as the Churrigueresque style, was lovingly restored.


The Tour will be conducted by Center docents Terry Pettit of Tilden Coil Constructors and Eric Stovner, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, Principal of Critical Structures.


Dinner will be held after the tour.  9th Street Italian Restaurant, 3790 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA.



April Meeting Recap

IECSI members, guests and architectural grad students from Cal Poly, Pomona attended an excellent docent-guided tour that was arranged for and  hosted by Eric Stovner, PE, CCS, of Critical Structures, Inc.


We wish to thank Chris Carlson, Chief of Staff and Facilities Development at Riverside Community College, for sharing the background story of the Historic Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties.  The building, built in 1926 and designed by Stiles O. Clements, originally housed the Citrus Belt Savings and Loan.  It is now a museum and houses the Mine’ Okubo Art and Humanities Collection.


We also wish to thank Terry Pettit of Tilden Coil Construction, Project Manager in charge of the renovation, who was on-hand to answer questions presented by our guests.


The group enjoyed an excellent dinner at 9th Street Italian Restaurant at the conclusion of the tour.  Thanks to all of our participants in this event.  It was a great evening.

Historic Center for Social Justice Tour


Meeting Photo's

Eric Stovner & our host, Ms. Chris Carlson, Chief of Staff & Facilities Development with Riverside Community College DistrictEric Stovner, Critical Structures, Inc
Gary McGavin, AIA  Prof. Architecture Cal Poly Pomona and his students.Eric Stovner
Gary McGavin, AIA  Prof. Architecture Cal Poly Pomona and his students.
Left to right:  Jim & Jennie Guida, Craig Mount, Kathy Greenway, Kevin Lundberg & John Dumesnil.From left.  Jonathan Hammond, Fred Diamond, BIlly Madrid, Gary Mc Gavin. Greg Clements with back to the camera.

courtesy of Connie Caruthers

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