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McCarthy-Platt House

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c. 1900; 1925 remodel, Frederic J. DeLongchamps. 1000 Plumas St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

This Colonial Revival house exemplifies a style frequently used for middle- and upper-middle-class domestic architecture in early-twentieth-century Reno. In general, such houses displayed the architect's or builder's knowledge of popular styles and forms, combined with the use of local materials to create modest, eclectic structures. Hired to remodel the house, DeLongchamps attempted to unify its asymmetrical plan, cross-gable roof, and corner turret typical of late Victorian fashion by adding Colonial Revival elements, including Palladian windows and classical moldings. For a time, the architectural firm Cathexes occupied the building. It later became a short-term rental known as the Plumas House, but has since returned to private ownership.


DeLongchamps, Frederic J. "Drawings for McCarthy House Remodelling, 1925." Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Library, Reno, Nevada.

"McCarthy-Platt House." NoeHill Travels in the American West: Nevada. Accessed January 12, 2020.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)



  • 1899

  • 1925


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Julie Nicoletta, "McCarthy-Platt House", [Reno, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 79-79.

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