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California Building (Reno, Nevada)

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California Building
California Building, 1000 Cowan Dr., Idlewild Park Reno
California Building (Reno, Nevada)
California Building (Reno, Nevada)
Location1000 Cowan Dr.,
Idlewild Park, Reno, Nevada
Coordinates39°31′19″N 119°50′0″W / 39.52194°N 119.83333°W / 39.52194; -119.83333Coordinates: 39°31′19″N 119°50′0″W / 39.52194°N 119.83333°W / 39.52194; -119.83333
Arealess than one acre
Built byStuart, J.C., Co.
Architectural styleMission/spanish Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #92001257[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 23, 1992

The California Building, located at 1000 Cowan Dr., Idlewild Park, in Reno, Nevada, is a historic building that was built by the state of California for the Transcontinental Highway Exposition of 1927.

Description and history

It hosted exhibits of California cities and counties. After the exposition, it served as a meeting hall for the Darrel Dunkle Post No.l American Legion, until 1938, when ownership was returned to the city of Reno. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

The building plus related tent annex and exhibits cost $100,000 and was built over a two-year period concluding in 1927.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Christina Fey (April 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: California Building". National Park Service. and accompanying three photos from 1992

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