Magnolia Center, Riverside
Magnolia Center has long been an important commercial hub of Riverside, sometimes considered a second downtown. The neighborhood is bounded to the east and south essentially by the Riverside (91) Freeway, to the north by Jurupa and Dewey Avenues and to the west by Streeter and Madison Avenues. Although much of the neighborhood was developed on relatively flat land, elevated above the surrounding neighborhood is a small residential area known as Pachappa Hill.
Magnolia Center has been a part of the City of Riverside since its foundation in 1883. Rich in cultural heritage, this neighborhood can boast that it was the home of State Senator Henry L. Streeter, who sponsored legislation that led to the creation of Riverside County in 1893. His house still stands at 5211 Central Avenue.