Frederick J. DeLongchamps (1882-1969)
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 Courthouse||1928||14777 State Route 89||Markleeville, CA||SR 89-30||Alpine County Courthouse|
|Carson City Public Buildings||1921||100 North Carson Street||Carson City, NV||Carson N 0100||Carson City Public Buildings|
|Douglas County Courthouse||1915||1616 Eighth Street||Minden, NV||Street 08 1616||Douglas County Courthouse|
|Douglas County High School||1915||1477 Highway 395||Gardnerville, NV||Highway 395 1477||Douglas County High School|
|Farmers Bank of Carson Valley||1918||1597 Esmeralda Avenue||Minden, NV||Esmeralda 1597||Farmers Bank of Carson Valley|
|Giraud House||1914||442 Flint Street||Reno, NV||Flint 0442||Giraud House|
|Humboldt County Courthouse||1920||West 5th and South Bridge Streets||Winnemucca, NV||Street 05 W||Humboldt County Courthouse|
|Immaculate Conception Church||1932||528 Pyramid Way||Sparks, NV||Pyramid 0590||Immaculate Conception Church|
|IOOF Building||1913||1 North Main Street||Yerington, NV||Main N 0001||IOOF Building|
|Lyon County Courthouse||1911||31 South Main Street||Yerington, NV||Main S 0031||Lyon County Courthouse|
|Minden Butter Manufacturing Company||1916||1617 Water Street||Minden, NV||Water 1617||Minden Butter Manufacturing Company|
|Minden Inn||1916||1594 Esmeralda Avenue||Minden, NV||Esmeralda 1594||Minden Inn|
|Minden Wool Warehouse||1915||1615 Highway 395||Minden||Highway 395 1615||Minden Wool Warehouse|
|Modoc County Courthouse||1914||205 South East Street||Alturas, CA||South East 0205||Modoc County Courthouse|
|Nichols School||1917||400-406 Pyramid Way||Sparks, NV||Pyramid 0400||Nichols School|
|Oats Park Grammar School||1914||151 East Park Street||Fallon, NV||Park E 0151||Oats Park Grammar School|
|Pershing County Courthouse||1921||400 Main Street||Lovelock, NV||Main 0400||Pershing County Courthouse|
|Reno National Bank||1915||204 North Virginia Street||Reno, NV||Virginia N 0204||Reno National Bank|
|Washoe County Courthouse||1909||117 South Virginia Street||Reno, NV||Virginia S 0117||Washoe County Courthouse|
|Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch||1931||814 Victorian Avenue||Sparks, NV||Victoria 0814||Washoe County Library-Sparks Branch|
|Webster School||1929||270 Laramie Street||Alturas, CA||Laramie 0270||Webster School|