Left: Daniels built this Victorian home for his family. Right: Daniel Battles constructed the First Methodist Church.

Daniel Battles

Daniel Battles left his Maine home for the warm, dry climate of California in order to escape the harsh winters his doctor told him would kill him within a year. Like other easterners with tuberculosis, Daniel Battles chose Riverside and his health improved after his move to the city in 1873. In 1874, having proved […]