Frederick J. DeLongchamps (1882-1969)

Humboldt County Courthouse in Winnemucca, Nevada Humboldt County Courthouse in Winnemucca, Nevada
13 July 2010
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Frederic Joseph DeLongchamps was born in Reno, Nevada on January 2, 1882. He graduated from Reno High School in 1900 and the University of Nevada in 1904 with a degree in mining engineering.

DeLongchamps worked as a mining engineer Inyo County, California, before becoming one of Nevada's most prolific architects. He designed both private and public buildings including nine county courthouses in Nevada and California and held the post of Supervising Architect for the State of Nevada.

Frederick J. DeLongchamps is considered to be Nevada's finest historical architect.

Educated in Reno, his first interest lay in mining engineering, but for health reasons, he took up drafting and eventually apprenticed to California architectural firms.

Returning to Reno in 1907, he began one of the most prolific architectural practices in Nevada. More than any other architect, DeLongchamps shaped Nevada's early 20th Century public architecture both in his private practice and as Supervising Architect for the State of Nevada.

Stylistically, he owed much to the Beaux-Arts inspired Classical training he received as an apprentice. He was particularly interested in massing over detail, although he could easily produce highly-textured works such as the Winnemucca courthouse. He adapted readily to changing tastes and later produced fine Art Deco buildings such as the United States Post Office in Reno.

He died in 1969 in his eighties.

Source: NRHP Nomination for the Humboldt County Courthouse in Winnemucca, Nevada

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Alpine County Courthouse192814777 State Route 89 Markleeville, CASR 89-30Alpine County Courthouse
Carson City Public Buildings1921100 North Carson StreetCarson City, NVCarson N 0100Carson City Public Buildings
Douglas County Courthouse19151616 Eighth StreetMinden, NV Street 08 1616Douglas County Courthouse
Douglas County High School19151477 Highway 395Gardnerville, NVHighway 395 1477Douglas County High School
Farmers Bank of Carson Valley19181597 Esmeralda AvenueMinden, NVEsmeralda 1597Farmers Bank of Carson Valley
Giraud House1914442 Flint StreetReno, NVFlint 0442Giraud House
Humboldt County Courthouse1920West 5th and South Bridge StreetsWinnemucca, NV Street 05 WHumboldt County Courthouse
Immaculate Conception Church1932528 Pyramid WaySparks, NVPyramid 0590Immaculate Conception Church
IOOF Building19131 North Main StreetYerington, NVMain N 0001IOOF Building
Lyon County Courthouse191131 South Main Street Yerington, NVMain S 0031Lyon County Courthouse
Minden Butter Manufacturing Company19161617 Water StreetMinden, NVWater 1617Minden Butter Manufacturing Company
Minden Inn19161594 Esmeralda AvenueMinden, NVEsmeralda 1594Minden Inn
Minden Wool Warehouse19151615 Highway 395MindenHighway 395 1615Minden Wool Warehouse
Modoc County Courthouse1914205 South East StreetAlturas, CASouth East 0205Modoc County Courthouse
Nichols School1917400-406 Pyramid WaySparks, NVPyramid 0400Nichols School
Oats Park Grammar School1914151 East Park StreetFallon, NVPark E 0151Oats Park Grammar School
Pershing County Courthouse1921400 Main StreetLovelock, NVMain 0400Pershing County Courthouse
Reno National Bank1915204 North Virginia StreetReno, NVVirginia N 0204Reno National Bank
Washoe County Courthouse1909117 South Virginia StreetReno, NVVirginia S 0117Washoe County Courthouse
Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch1931814 Victorian AvenueSparks, NVVictoria 0814Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch
Webster School1929270 Laramie StreetAlturas, CALaramie 0270Webster School

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