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Reno in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps

June 2, 1882 – February 11, 1969

 
 
Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
1. Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps Marker
Inscription. Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps was Nevada’s foremost architect of his time. Statewide he was prolific in the number of buildings he designed. From this point one can see a group of structures that stand, collectively, as a monument to DeLongechamps. The United States Post Office, the Riverside Hotel, the Washoe County Courthouse and the First Federal Savings and Loan Association building. The Northern Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, dedicated to excellence in architecture, honors the memory of Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology and American Institute of Architects - Northern Chapter. (Marker Number 245.)
 
Location. 39° 31.49′ N, 119° 48.731′ W. Marker is in Reno, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on South Virgina Street (Nevada Route 430), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 South Virginia Street, Reno NV 89501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Nevada’s First Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Lake's Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Reno
Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps and Nevada's First Public Library Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 13, 2011
2. Frederick Joseph DeLongechamps and Nevada's First Public Library Markers
The United States Post Office in the background was designed by DeLongechamps.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washoe County World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Spanish-American War Memorial 1898-1899 (about 500 feet away); Major General Jesse Lee Reno (about 500 feet away); Reno's Beginning (about 600 feet away); The Reno Arch (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reno.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frederick DeLongchamps. The On-Line Nevada Encyclopedia offers a biography. (Submitted on July 11, 2011.) 

2. Reno Main Post Office. Although standard building plans had been developed for post offices, commissioned architects were allowed, where practicable, to give individual treatment to the exterior details. DeLongchamps achieved this with exceptional skill and artistry. (Submitted on July 11, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Architect
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Washoe County Courthouse designed by DeLongechamps. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2011
3. Washoe County Courthouse designed by DeLongechamps.
Postcard Image - Washoe County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
circa 1928
4. Postcard Image - Washoe County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on July 11, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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