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The Romance of Riverside

Nestled between the Arkansas River and the Little Arkansas River sits one of Wichita’s most scenic and lovable neighborhoods. Riverside’s location between the Arkansas River and Little Arkansas River has been sought after since its beginning in 1886. Developer James Oakley Davidson led the Riverside Land Company in founding the area with a vision for the new neighborhood as the place to be in Wichita. Unfortunately the real estate market collapsed just one year later, and Davidson’s dreams for the neighborhood were halted, but just for a decade.

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