Oats Park School
The Oats Park School was designed in 1914 by Frederick J. DeLongchamps, Nevada's pre-eminent architect of the period. He was also responsible for the 1921 north and south wing additions. This building is one of his earliest, and perhaps, first, public school designs. The structure was placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1990 because of its importance in the history of local education and its architectural significance, including the use of contrasting brick colors and attention to interior detail.
In 1995, the Churchill Arts Council began construction and renovation on the facility for its use as a multi-discipline cultural center. Drawing on the building's legacy of serving the community, the Churchill Arts Council reopened the building as the Oats Park Art Center in February, 2003.
Erected by State Historic Preservation Office: Churchill Arts Council. (Marker Number 263.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Education. A significant historical month for this entry is February 2003.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Churchill County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Churchill County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); The Brothers of E.C.V. (approx. 6.4 miles away); Carson Trail - Ragtown (approx. 8 miles away); Grimes Point (approx. 8.2 miles away); Grimes Point Archaeological Area (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lasting Impressions (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fallon.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.