By Bob Uphues
The village of Riverside recently got a little bit of love from the state's tourism bureau with the inclusion of a nice historical/promotional piece about Riverside titled "Riverside: Frederick Law Olmsted's Illinois Masterpiece" on its website.
The article was written as part of the Illinois Office of Tourism's "200 Years, 200 Stories" initiative by Jim Petrzilka, a longtime member of the Frederick Law Olmsted Society and chairman of the society's research committee, who has penned many pieces about Riverside history for the society.
He was tapped to write Riverside's entry by Aberdeen Marsh-Ozga, a fellow Olmsted Society member who chairs the board of directors of Visit Oak Park, the regional tourism bureau of which Riverside is a member.
The piece talks about Riverside's status as a National Historic Landmark, the influence of Olmsted in its design and about the Olmsted Society itself.
This story has been changed to correct Abderdeen Marsh-Ozga's title with Visit Oak Park.