(5) Harada House

3356 Lemon St., Riverside, California


The Harada House is preserved as a part of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Its collections tells the story of the Harada family’s struggle to live an American life after settling in Riverside, Calif. in 1905. Jukichi Harada and his family operated a rooming house and ran the Washington Restaurant. However, in order to obtain a home closer to a good school for his children, Harada bought the house on Lemon Street under the names of his three American-born children because the 1913 California Alien Land Law prohibited him from owning the property himself.