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Robert H. Mitchell School

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1938–1939, Frederick J. DeLongchamps. 1216 12th St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

A Public Works Administration project, this large one-story, L-shaped structure, austere in style, has always functioned as an elementary school. Brick walls with generous windows rise to a slate-covered hipped roof with projecting eaves, exposed rafters, and a plain frieze. Most of the Art Deco details are confined to the main entrance on Prater Way. Fluted cast concrete pilasters culminating in chevrons flank the entry, rising to a flat canopy.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


What's Nearby


Julie Nicoletta, "Robert H. Mitchell School", [Sparks, 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, 85-85.

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