Archive for 'Historic Buildings'

Reno Now and Then

Done in cooperation with Reno Now and Then book authors Neal Cobb and Jerry Fenwick, this 2008 project used historic photographs and their modern counterparts to create animated morphs of the changes in the Reno area.

McCarran Mansion; by Danny Schotthoefer

Built in 1913 as the Gibbons Mansion, the home was purchased by up-and-coming Nevada lawyer, judge, and politician Pat McCarran in 1921.

Lake Mansion; by Matt Myers

Built in 1877, the building was sold to Myron Lake in 1879. His toll bridge, the first commercial crossing of the Truckee, provided a name, “Lake’s Crossing,” for the settlement that was to become Reno.

Bowers Mansion; by Courtney Law

The Bowers Mansion, in rural Washoe County between Reno and Carson City, stands as a reminder of how fortunes were made and lost with the Comstock bonanza.

El Cortez Hotel; by Brett Corbin

Designed by Reno-based architect George Ferris and his son, the El Cortez Hotel was Reno’s tallest building when it was completed in 1931.

NCORy Building; by Zachary Hausauer

This building was constructed in 1910 as the passenger depot for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, a narrow-gauge line connecting Reno with northern California and southern Oregon.


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