Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Historical Building
VFW Post #207 was formed in 1926, seven years after World War I. During the Second War, Post #9211 came into being. In 1945, the two organizations merged and built the present-day hall which opened the following year.
Despite many fundraising dances and private events, a planned second story was never built due to lack of funds.
On June 10, 2008, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, under the National Park Service, in recognition of its historical significance. In July 2012, the VFW's 113th National Convention was held nearby at Reno Convention Center where President Barack Obama spoke.
Erected 2017 by Chief Truckee Chapter No 3691, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #44 Barack Obama series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 39° 29.358′ N, 119° 47.971′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on VFW Historic Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 VFW Historic Lane, Reno NV 89509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moana Springs (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Junction House (approx. ¼ mile away); Emigrant Trail--Truckee River Route (approx. half a mile away); Site of Reno Air Mail Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (approx. 2½ miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (approx. 2½ miles away); Lake Mansion (approx. 2½ miles away); Washoe County World War II Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on October 23, 2019. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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