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Benson Dillon Billinghurst House

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Benson Dillon Billinghurst House
Benson Dillon Billinghurst House
Benson Dillon Billinghurst House
Location729 Evans Ave., Reno, Nevada
Coordinates39°31′51″N 119°48′49″W / 39.53083°N 119.81361°W / 39.53083; -119.81361Coordinates: 39°31′51″N 119°48′49″W / 39.53083°N 119.81361°W / 39.53083; -119.81361
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference #74001151[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 8, 1974

The Benson Dillon Billinghurst House, at 729 Evans Ave. in Reno, Nevada, was built in 1910. It was a home of educator Benson Dillon Billinghurst, who was superintendent of schools of Washoe County during a long period, from 1908 until his death in 1935. He led innovations such as the introduction of junior high schools. That Nevada's schools were rated second in quality, nationwide, by a 1933 U.S. Department of Education study, was regarded as testament to Billinghust's leadership statewide. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

The house is a two-story bungalow-style house, with an interior having varnished, stained pine finishes. The house is significant for its association with educator Billinghurst.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Phillip I. Earl (August 15, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Benson Dillon Billinghurst House". National Park Service. and accompanying two photos from 1973

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