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Riverside in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission Inn

 
 
Mission Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
1. Mission Inn Marker
Inscription. Frank A. Miller (1857-1935) made adobe bricks for a small 12 room guest house which he opened in 1876. Over the years by successive building additions he fulfilled his dream by recreating this early California Mission style setting of a hotel.
 
Erected 1961 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Mission Inn Garden Hotel. (Marker Number 761.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 58.985′ N, 117° 22.37′ W. Marker is in Riverside, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from Mission Inn Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located near Las Campanas Restaurant on the Mission Inn grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside CA 92501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Rubidoux (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robidoux Grist Mill Site (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jensen-Alvarado Ranch (approx. 2.6 miles away); Highgrove Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 2.7 miles
Mission Inn Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
2. Mission Inn Markers
away); The First Marsh Grapefruit Trees into California (approx. 3 miles away); Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree (approx. 3 miles away); Agua Mansa (approx. 3.2 miles away); De Anza Crossing of the Santa Ana River (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverside.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frank Augustus Miller (1857 - 1935) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. The Mission Inn. The Mission Inn of Riverside is more than a hotel or a museum or an arts center or an historical landmark, although it is all of the these. (Submitted on January 6, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Mission Inn<br>1902 - 1931 (left) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
3. Mission Inn
1902 - 1931 (left)
Originated as Glenwood Cottage, 1876. The present building was developed by Frank Miller in a California Mission style with architects Arthur B. Benton, Myron Hunt, and G. Stanley Wilson.

Cultural Heritage Landmark No. 1
City of Riverside
National Registry Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
4. National Registry Marker (right)
Mission Inn
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1977
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Mission Inn Campanario image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
5. Mission Inn Campanario
Frank Augustus Miller<br>1857 - 1935 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
6. Frank Augustus Miller
1857 - 1935
Founder of the Mission Inn
Friend, Benefactor and Community
Leader of Early Riverside

Richard Myer Sculptor
Property of Mission Inn Foundation
Dedicated 1999
Frank Augustus Miller Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
7. Frank Augustus Miller Statue
Mission Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
8. Mission Inn Marker
Historic Hotels of America
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Mission Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
9. Mission Inn Marker
The Mission Inn portrays the style and grace of a golden era, built by Frank Miller beginning in 1882, the Mission Inn's magnificent ambiance took a span of 66 years to be completed. Miller had the foresight to recognize that Riverside was becoming a major tourist attraction for wealthy easterners and europeans seeking investment opportunities in the profitable citrus industry. More than anything the Mission Inn is an artful and architectural tribute to the vision, eclecticism and eccentricity of Frank Miller; one that deserves to be experienced by all who happen upon it.

Re-Dedication In
Truth, Liberty and Toleration
October 23, 1993
Re-dedicated by
Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West
Philip D. Wong, Grand President
El Camino Real Bell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 22, 2002
10. El Camino Real Bell
 
 
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