This Queen Anne style residence was built by grove owner Samuel A. Ames in 1888. It is best known for long-time owners Mr. and Mrs. John R. Westbrook. John helped establish Riverside’s Franzen Brothers Hardware Store, which later became J.R. Westbrook Company.
Unfortunately this gorgeous home is not available for tours is owned privately, it is still a stunner you must drive by to appreciate. One of the most beautiful Victorian properties, located at 4811 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA, I have seen as it has a lovely grapevine covered walkway and a cement stage in the front for entertainment. I can only imagine the wonderful parties that have happened in the past.
Riverside is rich with history and I suggest for you to go on the annual vintage home tour. The Ames-Westbrook has been one of the homes allowed to tour but I am not sure if it will be covered this year as it was recently purchased by new owners.
The information for this can be found here: http://www.oldriverside.org/ORF_Events.html#vintage