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1942–1943, Edward S. Parsons. 745 California Ave.

Separated from the street by a green lawn and large mature trees, this Neo-Tudor house evokes a landscape far removed from that of Reno's high desert. Edward S. Parsons, a local architect who designed numerous buildings during his long career, used a variety of forms, textures, and materials for this skillfully executed residence. Front-facing gables break the solid line of the main roof's edge. The entrance is recessed in a narrow, brick-faced and gabled central bay with a Tudor-arched opening of stone. Two larger gabled bays with stoneclad first stories and half-timbered second stories flank the entrance. Recycled brick from Virginia City buildings, interspersed with Carson City sandstone, creates a slightly rustic look.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "House", [Reno, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW029.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 78-78.

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