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Frey Ranch
Frey Ranch
Frey Ranch
Location1140 W. Peckham Ln., Reno, Nevada
Coordinates39°29′14″N 119°48′27″W / 39.48722°N 119.80750°W / 39.48722; -119.80750Coordinates: 39°29′14″N 119°48′27″W / 39.48722°N 119.80750°W / 39.48722; -119.80750
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #99000267[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1999

The Frey Ranch, at 1140 W. Peckham Ln. near Reno, Nevada, dates from 1870, when a 240 acres (97 ha) ranch was founded. A 1 acre (0.40 ha) site of its main house, including Late Victorian architecture, survives. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999; the listing included three contributing buildings.[1]

The three historic buildings are the main ranchhouse (begun c.1870-1875), a cookhouse/bunkhouse, and a creamery/meathouse. The property was deemed significant "for its association with the development of agriculture and irrigation in the Truckee Meadows during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and for its role in Reno's famous divorce trade during the 1920s and 1930s."[2]:9–10 It also is important for having served the Comstock Lode area with agricultural products.[2]

In 1999 the site was located in an unincorporated area of Washoe County near Reno.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Mella Rothwell Harmon (October 6, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Frey Ranch". National Park Service. and accompanying eight photos

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