Glendale School - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Glendale School.

Glendale School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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)
Built1864
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

References

  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.


{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Glendale School
Listen to this article