The tallest and largest building left from the railroad days, the old school is a reminder of the thriving town Wadsworth once was. The two-story building, built of brick and covered with tan stucco, stands on a large lot near the Truckee River. Its H-shaped plan gives it a stable and orderly appearance, enhanced by the central section with a recessed porch marked by three open arches. Above, three arched window openings face a balcony created by the porch roof. A small hexagonal cupola with six vents tops the hipped roof. Though it has been boarded up for years, the Wadsworth School, with its simplified echoes of Renaissance villas, displays the townspeople's high esteem for public education.
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