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Glendale School

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Glendale School
Glendale School in Victorian Square
Glendale School
Glendale School
LocationVictorian Avenue, Sparks, Nevada
Coordinates39°32′04″N 119°45′17″W / 39.5345°N 119.7548°W / 39.5345; -119.7548Coordinates: 39°32′04″N 119°45′17″W / 39.5345°N 119.7548°W / 39.5345; -119.7548
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built byBryant, Archie
NRHP reference #78001729[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 30, 1978

The Glendale School of Sparks, Nevada, is the oldest schoolhouse, that was built in 1864 and served as a school until 1958. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

It was deemed significant as the first educational institution in the "Truckee Meadows" area, where, in 1857, Charles C. Gates and John F. Stone created a rope ferry across the Truckee River and opened a trading post, leading to further development. It was built by Archie Bryant.[2]

In 1976, the school building was moved to a site near the intersection in Reno,[2] and in 1993, it was moved again, to its current location, part of the Victorian Square development in Sparks.[3]

Historical Marker of the school
Historical Marker of the school


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Philip I. Earl and Robert Fink (May 19, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Glendale School". National Park Service. and accompanying photo from 1975
  3. ^ Walpole, Jeanne Lauf (2007). Insiders Guide to Reno and Lake Tahoe. Guilford, CT: Morris Book Publishing. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-7627-4190-8. Retrieved April 9, 2014.

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