Monthly Programs

  • Feb 2016
  • March 2016
  • April 2016

Barrie Lyn Schuster: A Wells Ave Home Restoration

Houses on Wonder Street

Barrie Schuster received a HRPS Neighborhood Preservation Fund Grant to remove an enclosed sun porch and restore the facade of her 1925 Bungalow to its original appearance. She will take you on a pictorial journey of this process and explain how her sense of connection to the history of her home contributed to her remodeling decisions. She will share the colorful story of the original owner of her home, locally famous musician and dance hall owner, Tony Pecetti, and how she came to know the former inhabitants who provided her with a wealth of information.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 West Second Street, Reno
  • Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Washoe County Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno

Dr. Michael Fischer: Reno's Fabulous Town House and its Cousin, The Country Club

Many Renoites remember the unusual stone wall off Plumas by the Washoe County Golf Course. What some do not know is its connection to downtown Reno's Town House. The history behind both is intriguing and has elements of crime, sophistication and early corporate marketing. Follow the development of the two clubs from the 1920s as the Deauville downtown to the Town House's final fire in the 1950s which looked suspiciously like arson.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 West Second Street, Reno
  • Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Washoe County Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno

Dr. Stephen Davis: The Truckee Measdows' Open Lands Project; A Visual Survey of our Past

Between 1985 and 1995, Steve Davis documented the open lands remaining in the Truckee Meadows. These included the vast meadow in the southeast quadrant of the Valley including Double Diamond Ranch. Davis also photographed agricultural remnants scattered throughout the Valley, as well as parks, ruins and abandoned places. Inevitably, his photographs include many building projects in the Truckee Meadows. He will discuss his Childhood Memory and Sense of Place project, which collected childhood memories about place from local residents.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 West Second Street, Reno
  • Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Washoe County Library, 301 South Center Street, Reno

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Endangered Building Watch List

  • Freight House on Evans St.
  • Nevada Brewing Works on 4th St.
  • Regina Apartments on Island Ave.
  • First Masonic Building (Reno Mercantile) at Sierra and Commercial
  • Buildings in The University Gateway District
  • Buildings in the University Neighborhood
  • The El Cortez Hotel at 2nd and Arlington
  • Hill/Redfield Mansion on Mt. Rose St.
  • Lear Theater
  • Mid-century car dealership building on the southwest corner of South Virginia and Cadillac